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View from Castle Rock

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ISBN-10: 1400077923

ISBN-13: 9781400077922

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alice Munro, Alice Munro

List price: $16.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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…    

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
Messenger