Nobel Prize Book Club (Last Sundays)--Alice Munro (2013, Canada)

Sunday, May 26, 2024 - 1:00pm

The Nobel Prize Book Club is held the last Sunday of every month, 1pm at Yardstick.

THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK by Alice Munro

Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet.

A young boy, taken to Edinburgh’s Castle Rock to look across the sea to America, catches a glimpse of his father’s dream. Scottish immigrants experience love and loss on a journey that leads them to rural Ontario. Wives, mothers, fathers, and children move through uncertainty, ambivalence, and contemplation in these stories of hopes, adversity, and wonder. The View from Castle Rock reveals what is most essential in Munro’s art: her compassionate understanding of ordinary lives.

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

 

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Yardstick Books
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Algoma, WI 54201-1266
Books: 
The View from Castle Rock (Vintage International) By Alice Munro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400077922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2008