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A little laboured, but worth the read
on 17 December 2008
I have previously read all Alice Munro's short story collections, and find them sublime. The second half of this collection lives up to her usual standard, but I found the earlier stories about her family history indulgent and a little dull. It was almost as if she had done some research, and then wrote a story to fit around the facts, rather than the insights and revelations that are her normal forte.