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March 2014 Contemporary Book Discussion

  • 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.


LAST UPDATE: February 15, 2014

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  • Regina Voorhies D.

    Hi all!

    March 19, 2014

  • Feizi S.

    I can't seem to finish the books in time to attend the meetings. Maybe next time....

    March 18, 2014

    • Pam N.

      Feizi, you don't have to have finished the whole book to attend. Of course, if you're concerned about spoilers, that's another story (no pun intended). :)

      March 18, 2014

  • Christine V. T.

    I have an extra copy of "The Great Movies", hardback, if anyone is interested, $3.50. I'll bring it to our meeting 3/19. If you want to contact me email [masked] or Cell: [masked]-0542. See you all next week. Christine

    March 11, 2014

    • Pam N.

      I'm interested.

      March 12, 2014

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