The Love of A Good Woman

The Love of A Good Woman

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Book - 1999
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Some choices are made - in a will, in a decision to leave home - with irrevocable and surprising consequences. At other times disaster is courted or barely skirted; when a mother has a startling dream about her baby; when a woman, driving her grandchildren to visit the lakeside haunts of her youth, starts a game that could have dangerous consequences.
In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes - the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart. Time stretches out in some of the stories: a man and a woman look back forty years to the summer they met - the summer, as it turns out, that the true nature of their lives was revealed. In others time is telescoped: a young girl finds in the course of an evening that the mother she adores, and whose fluttery sexuality she hopes to emulate, will not sustain her - she must count on herself.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1999, c1998.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780375703638
0375703632
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 22 cm.

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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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