The Love Of A Good Woman

The Love Of A Good Woman

Book - 1998
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Eight new stories about what people will do for love, and the unexpected routes their passion will force them to take. A prim, old landlady in Vancouver with a crime of passion lurking in her past. A young mother with a secret life who abandons her children to be with her lover. A country doctor in the 1960s discovered by his daughter to be helping desperate women, his "special patients."These and other fascinating characters weave their way through stories that track the changes that time brings to families, lovers and even to friends who share old, intimate secrets about the "prostration of love"in a collection that is clear-eyed about the clutter of our emotional lives.

The rich layering that gives Alice Munro's work such a strong sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, in which the death of a local opto-metrist brings an entire community into focus - from the preadolescent boys who find his body to the man who probably killed him, to the woman who must decide what to do about what she might know.

Large, moving, profound - these are stories that extend the limits of fiction.

Publisher: c1998.
ISBN: 9780140281941
0140281940
9780771066856
0771066856
Branch Call Number: FIC Munro

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sabinamarina Dec 05, 2013

each story easily stands alone as a small masterpiece; the collection seems to hold the key to the enigmas every woman must master no matter how small or how grand her life's circumstances, culminating with the last story "My Mother's Dream" told through a newborn's narrative-amazing!

debwalker Oct 10, 2013

October 10, 2013: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro, "master of the contemporary short story"!

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