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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
by Alice Munro

Published: 2002-10-08
Paperback : 323 pages
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and ...
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is Munro at her best, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane.

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  "Oh the agony"by gymbackmom (see profile) 09/07/09

Her protagonists are whiny, whiny, whiny.

 
  "Well written, but gloomy"by donnadeleon (see profile) 07/16/09

Read it for book club; otherwise I would never have finished it. I can appreciate the author's talent, and would probably appreciate it even more if I took time to savor the words, but I found I just... (read more)

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