The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love

by Alice Munro

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Overview

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Alice Munro, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, The Love of a Good Woman, is widely acknowledged as a modern master of the short story. In this earlier collection, she demonstrates all of those strengths that have won her so many literary accolades.

A divorced woman returns to her childhood home where she confronts the memory of her parents' confounding yet deep bond. The accidental near-drowning of a child exposes the fragility of the trust between children and parents. A young man, remembering a terrifying childhood incident, wrestles with the responsibility he has always felt for his younger brother. In these and other stories Alice Munro proves once again a sensitive and compassionate chronicler of our times. Drawing us into the most intimate corners of ordinary lives, she reveals much about ourselves, our choices, and our experiences of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375724701
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 781,695
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

Hometown:

Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia

Date of Birth:

July 10, 1931

Place of Birth:

Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Education:

University of Western Ontario (no degree)

Table of Contents

The Progress of Love

Lichen

Monsieur les Deux Chapeaux

Miles City, Montana

Fits

The Moon in the Orange Street Skating Rink

Jesse and Meribeth

Eskimo

A Queer Streak

Circle of Prayer

White Dump

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The Progress of Love 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
allison.sivak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What I love about Alice Munro is that she never chooses the obvious in plot or character.
CarltonC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A masterly collection of enjoyable short stories, which read as pared down novels and compress an enormous amount of life and feeling into a few pages.Although they read as naturalistic tales that might almost be anecdotes, they are beautifully crafted stories. My favourite is "The Moon in the Orange Street Skating Rink", which tells a life story, or two, and creates a whole other world. Excellent.