Canadian Writer, Alice Munro

 

 

Alice Munro, the noted short story writer from Canada, won the 2013 Nobel prize for literature.

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Black Bear in the Canadian Rockies http://www.flickr.com/photos/H. Barrison

 

One of her stories, The Bear Came Over the Mountain,  is about a man who loses his wife to Alzheimer’s Disease, then when he places her in a nursing home, finds that he may lose her to another man. You can read it in: www.newyorker.com/magazine…/the bear came over the mountain.

The story also explores how individuals react to their own aging, or to that of their partners.

 

Alice Munro recently said, “There’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.”

4 responses

  1. Hi Paula, I am about to embark on a short story writing course, and I read this tonight, very timely. This story is so real, and poignant. Thanks for bringing my attention to this interesting author, I shall be researching further.

    • That link was to the New Yorker magazine. She has books of short stories, but I don’t know if they’ve been translated-maybe since she won the Nobel Prize. I’m sorry you couldn’t get the link.

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