Several selections of Alice Munro’s books of short stories will be available for reading and discussing including: Too Much Happiness, Dear Life, Away from Her, Carried Away, Runaway, Family Furnishings, and View from Castle Rock
By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro’s has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership has skyrocketed worldwide. Nobel Prize presentation speech reads in part: “Reading one of Alice Munro’s texts is like watching a cat walk across a laid dinner table. A brief short story can often cover decades, summarizing a life, as she moves deftly between different periods. No wonder Alice Munro is often able to say more in thirty pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in three hundred”. -Provided by publisher.