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Open Secrets: Stories
by Alice Munro

Published: 1995-11-07
Paperback : 294 pages
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and an eccentric recluse who, in the course of one surpassingly odd dinner party, ...
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and an eccentric recluse who, in the course of one surpassingly odd dinner party, inadvertently lands herself a wealthy suitor from exotic Australia. And Munro shows us how one woman's romantic tale of capture and escape in the high Balkans may end up inspiring another woman who is fleeing a husband and lover in present-day Canada.

"Open Secrets is a book that dazzles with its faith in language and in life."--New York Times Book Review

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by billieparrott (see profile) 06/04/14
This is definitely a book where I would have benefitted from knowing the questions before reading the stories in order to make a couple of notes and, thus, be able to answer with a little more intelligence. It was enough while reading that the writing was stunning. I felt a little guilty that I had not been looking for deeper or subdued meanings in parts of the stories.

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  "Beautiful writing"by billieparrott (see profile) 06/04/14

Such an interesting conversation about this book. We all liked it, but we also agreed that the discussion questions were difficult to answer. Should have had them in mind before reading. The writing... (read more)

 
by Amanda.WG (see profile) 06/04/14

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