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True North

Carried Away: A Selection of Stories by Alice Munro

Reviewed by Mona Simpson
The Atlantic Monthly

"This past June, for the launch of a PEN Canada anthology of essays by fifty authors, Alice Munro wrote that she could quit writing 'in the interests of a manageable life.' When she read those words aloud at the corresponding benefit, however, she appended, 'When I wrote that, I believed it' — meaning, of course, that she wasn't quitting at all, that she couldn't stay away. But the gentle joke seems to have passed over the press corps's head, because throughout Canada, where Munro is a deity on the order of Japan's Living National Treasures, newspapers announced that the seventy-five-year-old was putting down her pen...." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.

One Response to "True North"

    Miriam Willis December 5th, 2006 at 6:03 am

    I very much enjoyed this delightful and interesting review! Thank You! Thank you! Thank you!

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