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Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014

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Family Furnishings is a companion volume to Munro’s previously published Selected Stories. I have the vague impression that the Nobel Prize winning first volume was the better collection. It was difficult for me to follow these stories. Munro is known for her regionalism, family focus, and for the way her stories are disconnected from linear time sequencing. Also, voices and points of view tend to shift. “I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the ‘what happens,’ but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.” It can be confusing and it was to this reader. Her stories are very dreamlike. There are twenty-four long stories in this collection. They have all been previously published.

The first story in this volume is challenging. It begins with an exhibit in a museum and fades back to reveal the owner’s demise. While ostensibly about a nurse and her dying patient, slowly the author reveals the real drama. Guilt and lost youth are major themes for this writer. If you are already an avid reader of Munro’s fiction, you will anxiously await reading this collection.

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Author:
Alice Munro
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
620 pages
Publisher:
Knopf
Publish Date:
2014-Nov-11
ISBN:
9781101874103
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Issue:
January 2015
Category:
Poetry & Short Stories
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Publication Date

2014-Nov-11

Format

Hard

Publisher

Knopf

Issue

January 2015

Page Count

620 pages

ASIN

1101874104

ISBN

9781101874103

Star Count

4

Book Author

Alice Munro

“Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014”

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