Dear life
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Published:
New York : Random House Audio, p2012.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description
A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro's peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking. A poet, finding herself in alien territory at her first literary party, is rescued by a seasoned newspaper columnist, and is soon hurtling across the continent, young child in tow, toward a hoped-for but completely unplanned meeting. A young soldier, returning to his fiancée from the Second World War, steps off the train before his stop and onto the farm of another woman, beginning a life on the move. A wealthy young woman having an affair with the married lawyer hired by her father to handle his estate comes up with a surprising way to deal with the blackmailer who finds them out. While most of these stories take place in Munro's home territory--the small Canadian towns around Lake Huron--the characters sometimes venture to the cities, and the book ends with four pieces set in the area where she grew up, and in the time of her own childhood: stories "autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in fact." A girl who can't sleep imagines night after wakeful night that she kills her beloved younger sister. A mother snatches up her child and runs for dear life when a crazy woman comes into her yard. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these tales about departures and beginnings, accidents and dangers, and outgoings and homecomings both imagined and real, paint a radiant, indelible portrait of how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307939364 (pkg.), 0307939367 (pkg.)

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General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Kimberly Farr and Arthur Morey.
Description
Alice Munro illuminates the moment a life is shaped, the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Munro, A., Farr, K., & Morey, A. (2012). Dear life. Unabridged. New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Munro, Alice, 1931-, Kimberly. Farr and Arthur. Morey. 2012. Dear Life. New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Munro, Alice, 1931-, Kimberly. Farr and Arthur. Morey, Dear Life. New York: Random House Audio, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Munro, Alice, Kimberly Farr, and Arthur Morey. Dear Life. Unabridged. New York: Random House Audio, 2012.

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