The View From Castle Rock

The View From Castle Rock

Stories

Book - 2006
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Alice Munro's masterful stories are ingrained with such truth about life that readers always want to know where they came from. In this book--her most personal to date--she tells us. From the title story--where through a haze of whisky Alice's ancestors gazed north from Edinburgh Castle at the Fife coast--to the final story, where we travel with "Alice Munro" today, she blurs the boundaries between fiction and memoir.


 

Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2006
ISBN: 9780143055631
9780771065262
0771065264
Branch Call Number: F MUN NVD
Alternative Title: View from Castle Rock

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peacebenow
Feb 08, 2017

Story of irish Immigtrants through generations in Canada. Perhaps I would have liked better if I had read more quickly. I had a hard time connecting to the people and story. Seemed disjointed to me.

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Shannon_99
Oct 17, 2014

Alice Munro shows her storytelling mastery in this collection describing her family's journey from Scotland to their life in Canada.

Jane60201 Dec 18, 2013

This book has a lot of actual life experiences of the author from which "The Lives of Girls and Women" is drawn. That book seemed sort of "musty and old fashioned." This one is much more alive and compelling. The cover, it should be pointed out, has nothing whatsoever to do with the text.

debwalker Oct 10, 2013

October 10, 2013: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro, "master of the contemporary short story"!

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StephenB
Sep 18, 2012

Ridiculous to be awarding stars to collections by the great Munro. I didn't like this quite as much as "Too Much Happiness", the recent collection I read before this one, but it's still very strong. I need to go back and read or reread some of her earlier work.

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gailygirl
Sep 15, 2007

Ms. Munro has done her usual superb job - in this case weaving together stories resulting from a personal exploration of her father's side of the family. Anyone who knows Ontario will be happy with her sense of place - and her excellent descriptive powers. Tell a story - weave a tale - bring in the reader and viola - another masterpiece by our very own Alice.

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