View from Castle Rock

ISBN-10: 1400077923
ISBN-13: 9781400077922
Edition: 2008
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Description: Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet. A young boy, taken to Edinburgh’s Castle  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.17" wide x 7.99" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.572

Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet. A young boy, taken to Edinburgh’s Castle Rock to look across the sea to America, catches a glimpse of his father’s dream. Scottish immigrants experience love and loss on a journey that leads them to rural Ontario. Wives, mothers, fathers, and children move through uncertainty, ambivalence, and contemplation in these stories of hopes, adversity, and wonder.The View from Castle Rockreveals what is most essential in Munro’s art: her compassionate understanding of ordinary lives.

Alice Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario on July 10, 1931. She published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. She left the university in 1951 to get married and start a family. In 1972 she became Writer in Residence at the University of Western Ontario. Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968 and won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The View from Castle Rock, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for fiction for Who Do You Think You Are? and The Progress of Love, the Giller Prize for Runaway in 2004, the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Also, in 2013, her title Dear Life: Stories made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Foreword
No Advantages No Advantages
The View from Castle Rock Illinois
The Wilds of Morris Township Working for a Living
Home Fathers Lying
Under the Apple Tree Hired Girl
The Ticket Home
What Do You Want to Know For?
Epilogue
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