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Gloomy,
Confusing,
Slow

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Runaway: Stories
by Alice Munro

Published: 2004
Hardcover : 352 pages
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Winner - 2005 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
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Alice Munro's superb new collection contains stories about women of all ages and circumstances, from a young woman who wants to leave her husband and a country girl who takes a job at a resort hotel to a woman who can ...
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Winner - 2005 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
A BookPage Notable Title
Alice Munro's superb new collection contains stories about women of all ages and circumstances, from a young woman who wants to leave her husband and a country girl who takes a job at a resort hotel to a woman who can foresee the future and its consequences.

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Carla heard the car coming before it topped the little rise in the road that around here they called a hill. It’s her, she thought. Mrs. Jamieson—Sylvia—home from her holiday in Greece. From the barn door—but far enough inside that she could not readily be seen—she watched the road Mrs. Jamieson would have to drive by on, her place being half a mile farther along the road than Clark and Carla’s. ... view entire excerpt...

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  "Runaway really should run away and never be heard from again!"by bookmobile (see profile) 10/17/12

Right from the start I disliked the first short story. I thought for sure that there would be one story in the book that I would like but that is not the case. They are all difficult to read, gloomy... (read more)

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