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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Stories

By Alice Munro, 1931-

A superb new collection from one of our best and best-loved writers. Nine stories draw us immediately into that special place known as Alice Munro territory–a place where an unexpected twist of events or a suddenly recaptured memory can illumine the arc of an entire life.

The fate of a strong-minded housekeeper with a “frizz of reddish hair,” just entering the dangerous country of old-maidhood, is unintentionally (and deliciously) reversed by a teenaged girl’s practical joke. A college student visiting her aunt for the first time and recognizing the family furniture stumbles on a long-hidden secret and its meaning in her own life. An inveterate philanderer finds the tables turned when he puts his wife into an old-age home. A young cancer patient stunned by good news discovers a perfect bridge to her suddenly regained future. A woman recollecting an afternoon’s wild lovemaking with a stranger realizes how the memory of that encounter has both changed for her and sustained her through a lifetime.

Men and women are subtly revealed. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail of circumstance and feeling. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage provides the deep pleasures and rewards that Alice Munro’s large and ever- growing audience has come to expect.

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Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0375413006


Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Title: Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories / by Alice Munro.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Isbn: 0375413006
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Munro
Oclc: 46929223
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Bib Id: 167970

Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Title: Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories / by Alice Munro.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Description: vii, 323 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage -- Floating bridge -- Family furnishings -- Comfort -- Nettles -- Post and beam -- What is remembered -- Queenie -- The bear came over the mountain.
LCCN: 2001029870
ISBN: 0375413006
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Munro