In stories that are more personal than any that she's written before, Alice Munro transforms her family's history into gloriously imagined fiction. A young boy is taken to Edinburgh's Castle Rock, where his father assures him that on a clear day he can see America, and he catches a glimpse of his father's dream. In stories that follow, as the dream becomes a reality, two sisters-in-law experience very different kinds of passion on the long voyage to the New World. Other stories take place in more familiar Munro territory, the towns and countryside around Lake Huron, where the past shows through the present like the traces of a glacier on the landscape, and strong emotions stir just beneath the surface of ordinary comings and goings.
Evocative, gripping, sexy, unexpected: these stories reflect a depth and richness of experience. The View from Castle Rock is a brilliant achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.
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Fine Writer, Disappointing Recording
Disappointed in the narrator.
Grew up in the UK so I like stories about the UK.
Scottish accent sounded fake & forced. Pronounciations were inconsistent in the point same words in one sentence was mispronounced. Later in the book when the accent is Canadian (N. American), it was easier on my ears. Maybe most Americans won't notice but it's difficult for me to hear narrators try so hard doing Scottish, Irish or even English accents and not succeed.
No. Too slow & too monotonous. Screen play would have to do all the Hollywood tricks to engage an on-screen audience.
Many LOVE Alice Munro, she's just not for me. Glad I tried and found out my own preferences.