Friday, January 8, 2010

Alice Munro

Alice Munro's stories are vast and deep and take you places you will not expect. I stumbled into her work by chance almost twenty years ago. It's kept me company since and has never disappointed.

I may have first read Friend of My Youth. But you can start with any collection or with Selected Stories. Some of my favorite stories are from Runaway. In fact — I can hardly believe this — but you can read the entire title story, Runaway, online at The New Yorker. I read that story first in the magazine and still have it in a file somewhere.

Read Leah Hager Cohen's wonderful review of Munro's new collection Too Much Happiness in the NYT Book Review last year.

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