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The View from Castle Rock

Stories

By Alice Munro, 1931-

A powerful new collection from one of our most beloved, admired, and honored writers.

In stories that are more personal than any that she’s written before, Alice Munro pieces her family’s history into gloriously imagined fiction. A young boy is taken to Edinburgh’s Castle Rock, where his father assures him that on a clear day he can see America, and he catches a glimpse of his father’s dream. In stories that follow, as the dream becomes a reality, two sisters-in-law experience very different kinds of passion on the long voyage to the New World; a baby is lost and magically reappears on a journey from an Illinois homestead to the Canadian border.

Other stories take place in more familiar Munro territory, the towns and countryside around Lake Huron, where the past shows through the present like the traces of a glacier on the landscape and strong emotions stir just beneath the surface of ordinary comings and goings. First love flowers under the apple tree, while a stronger emotion presents itself in the barn. A girl hired as summer help, and uneasy about her “place” in the fancy resort world she’s come to, is transformed by her employer’s perceptive parting gift. A father whose early expectations of success at fox farming have been dashed finds strange comfort in a routine night job at an iron foundry. A clever girl escapes to college and marriage.

Evocative, gripping, sexy, unexpected—these stories reflect a depth and richness of experience. The View from Castle Rock is a brilliant achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

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2006

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1400042828


Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Title: The view from Castle Rock : stories / by Alice Munro.
Publisher Date: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2006.
Subject: Short stories
Isbn: 1400042828
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Munro
Oclc: 66393712
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Bib Id: 255715

Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Title: The view from Castle Rock : stories / by Alice Munro.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2006.
Description: 349 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Short stories
LCCN: 2006045261
ISBN: 1400042828
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Munro