Selected Stories

Selected Stories

by Alice Munro

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Selected Stories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a confirmed Munro fan; her stories invariably leave me more aware of life's absurdities and our capacity to handle them, but I can see how new readers of the author might be turned off. Her settings and observations are rarely welcoming and her narratives like those of an eccentric aunt which, while at first you listen to politely with more than a little skepticism, you come to revel in their velvety richness and want to read more, and read again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading Alice Munro stories is like enjoying a picnic with a group of beloved though eccentric relatives. The experience is rich, memorably stuffed with sensory and psychological detail, and when it's over, you inhale and look away, feeling sated yet pleased, looking forward to the next occasion.
d.homsher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Short stories focused on Canadian women; a selection of Munro's best.Royal Beatings, The Turkey Season, Labor Day Dinner ... these are incomparable short stories. The protagonists are inclined to fall in love with men, are entangled with men (their fathers, their lovers), yet can never fully trust or rely on these men. Many of the stories are packed with information that at first seems extraneous - Royal Beatings, notably - but there's always a storyteller's logic at work. Munro is not afraid of the physical. Her women come in all shapes and sizes, from all classes, and their allegiances are unpredictable ... sometimes they side with their friends, sometimes with their husbands, lovers.
18743975 More than 1 year ago
Yes, I bought this e-book through Barnes and nobles, paid for it yet the book was never downloaded into my library!!! Tried and tried to correct the situation but to no avail! I paid over 13 dollars for a book I never received!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After hearing so much acclaim about Ms. Munro and even after reading the first story in the colleciton, I held high expectations for the book. Howver, I soon became infuriated and disappointed. Ms. Munro constantly uses weak female characters, which both offends and alienates me as a reader. In addition, after reading so many of her stories, I came to the conclusion/opinion that her stories all have the same basic conflict but with different character names.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first began reading this book, I thought that it was going to be about the enpowerment of women and how women can be strong through all their trials with men. But this book this made women look like a bunch of weaklings. I read story after story where all of these weak women didn't stand up for their rights and ggot walked all over by these no good men. Maybe she was using reverse psychology to send the message that women aren't supposed to be weak. The book just got frustrating because it was like reading the same story over and over again.