Jan. 21, 2014, 7 p.m., "Runaway" by Alice Munro

RUNAWAY by Alice Munro



....... WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013



The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary STORIES about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband, to three stories about a woman named Juliet and the emotions that complicate the luster of her intimate relationships. In Munro’s hands, the people she writes about–women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children–become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.



Discussion led by Jai

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  • Jai R.

    Ladies, the perspectives that all of you provided really enriched my responses to the short stories. Thank you for your interesting and insightful views:) I love our book club!

    January 22, 2014

  • Victoria W.

    Excellent. Nice, intelligent group of women. Great discussion via thoughtful prompts prepared by Jai.

    January 22, 2014

  • Bev P.

    Jai I thought you led a thought provoking conversation, and enjoy how it evoked different responses from the group. Thanks!

    January 22, 2014

  • Wendy

    As usual, the discussion was lively and thought provoking.

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Janis W.

    Thoughtful, intelligent,wonderful mix of women

    January 21, 2014

  • Cindy

    Sorry I cant make tonight afterall. My husband went into the hospital. I have enjoyed this group and reading the book selections . I enjoyed the mystical aspects of the goat in the Runaway story and the connections of Juliet and Penelope in the rest of the connected short stories. Sorry I will miss the group's discussion & insight on this book tonight.

    January 21, 2014

  • Jai R.

    Hello Ladies,

    Just wanted everyone to know that we will only be discussing the following short stories on Tuesday:
    Runaway
    Chance
    Soon
    Silence
    Hope this works to focus the discussion and is helpful for everyone.
    See you soon.
    Jai

    January 16, 2014

  • Grace

    Ladies, I have to share! Today I finally opened the box for the NOOK Simple Touch I bought weeks ago. (Yes, I was chicken.) Now after playing with it this afternoon, I am addicted. It is a different experience than reading from paper, but I can see how it becomes one's Best Friend--it's always handy. And B&N keeps encouraging me to checkout a new book and read more and more!
    What a gadget!

    1 · December 30, 2013

    • Gina B.

      I didn't think I would like having a Nook but I love it. Whenever I want to sample a book, I can have it instantly. It's heaven.

      December 30, 2013

  • Jai R.

    This is going to be an interesting discussion, the first time we are going to attempt a synthesis that considers individual and linked themes.

    1 · December 11, 2013

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