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Alice Munro: “Marrakesh”

Trevor and Betsy examine Alice Munro’s “Marrakesh,” from her collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995 – 2014

A new collection of Alice Munro stories hit shelves yesterday. Though it doesn’t contain any new stories, it is a great primer for those interested in getting to know Munro’s exceptional work. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Executioners”

Trevor and Betsy examine Alice Munro’s “Executioners,” from her collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “The Found Boat”

Trevor and Betsy discuss “The Found Boat,” from Alice Munro’s short story collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post

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Alice Munro: “Tell Me Yes or No”

Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro’s “Tell Me Yes or No,” from her collection There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Forgiveness in Families”

Trevor and Betsy share their thoughts on Alice Munro’s “Forgiveness in Families,” from her collection Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You.” Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Walking on Water”

Trevor and Betsy try to decipher Alice Munro’s short story, “Walking on Water.” Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “How I Met My Husband”

Trevor and Betsy examine Alice Munro’s short story “How I Met My Husband.” Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Material”

“Material” is the second story in Alice Munro’s third book, Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor It has taken me some time to wrestle with the final image in this story: the narrator, a…

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Alice Munro: “Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You”

“Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You” is the first story in Alice Munro’s third book, Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor “Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You” can be demented love story, a murder…

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Alice Munro: Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

Trevor and Betsy embark on a story-by-story analysis of Alice Munro’s third book, Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You. This post contains an introduction as well as links to each piece they’ve covered. Read the full post.

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Alice Munro: “Epilogue: The Photographer”

“Epilogue: The Photographer” is the eighth and final piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor The epilogue to Lives of Girls and Women begins by talking about suicides. “This town…

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Alice Munro: “Baptizing”

“Baptizing” is the seventh piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor Baptism represents the death of one life and a rebirth into another. In “Baptism,” Del is seventeen years…

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Alice Munro: “Lives of Girls and Women”

“Lives of Girls and Women” is the sixth piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor “Changes and Ceremonies,” the prior piece in Lives of Girls and Women, was suggestive of sex…

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Alice Munro: “Changes and Ceremonies”

“Changes and Ceremonies” is the fifth piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor “Changes and Ceremonies” is about those moments of joy, moments of togetherness, those ceremonies and rituals…

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Alice Munro: “Age of Faith”

“Age of Faith” is the fourth piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor When we enter “Age of Faith,” Del is twelve years old, and the world around her…

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Alice Munro: “Princess Ida”

“Princess Ida” is the third piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor According to her Paris Review interview (here), Alice Munro began writing “Princess Ida” on a Sunday in…

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Alice Munro: “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Alice Munro’s “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” was originally published in the December 27, 1999 issue of The New Yorker. and was republished in the October 21, 2013 issue upon the news of Munro’s Nobel Prize…

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Alice Munro: “Heirs of the Living Body”

“Heirs of the Living Body” is the second piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor I’ve been wrestling with “Heirs of the Living Body” since finishing Dance of the Happy…

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Alice Munro: “The Flats Road”

“The Flats Road” is the first piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor Since the last time we wrote about Alice Munro, I’ve seen quite a backlash. Christian Lorentzen…