Mar 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Date: March 19, 2014
Meeting Location: Berkeley
Title: The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
Genre: Fiction – Historical
Year of Publication: 2006
Approximate Page Count: 349 pages
Summary: In a collection of 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, and 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. Evocative, gripping, and unexpected, The View from Castle Rock is a brilliant achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.
Suggested by: Sue
Sue will be presenting the author's biography, sharing facts of interest about the book, and leading the discussion with questions.
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