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Friend of My Youth
     

Friend of My Youth

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by Alice Munro
 

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The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience.

"[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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Friend of My Youth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Alice Munro book I read. I picked it up by chance in a used bookstore in Toronto; the jacket description was interesting. I fell in love with all the stories, esp. the title story and I sent it to my aunt soon after because it reminded me so much of her. It is hard to say why this book moved me so, but the writing and the characters are so deeply felt. Very poignant at times, but not sappy or saccharine. There are a lot of writers out there who *try* to write like this, and they get their novels made into movies and their books get promoted by Oprah, but really they are just cliches. This book felt like it was about real people,with all their faults and fears, and yet it was so simple and direct. Truly I can't see why I hadn't heard of Alice Munro before, but I'm glad I found out about her now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my book group; opinion was varied about the book. Some people could hardly get through even one story. I liked it very much and have recommended it to others. I've also ordered another book by Munro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago