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The Librarian's Choice

Hello everyone,
a big thank you to our lovely Daniele, leader of the book club, who requested books by Alice Munro, the acclaimed winner of the Nobel prize of Literature in 2013.
I'm proud to report that our Library managed to acquire three brand new books that will be waiting for you on the Display table on Wednesday. All three books contain SHORT STORIES, so this is also an excellent opportunity for those of you perhaps hesitant of your English skills to give it a try!

Please bear in mind, that I'm always grateful to receive your requests, so never hesitate to wish for a book that interests you. If we don't already have it, I'll do my best to raise some budget and order it for you :-) Respectively, we depend on your donation of books or any spare change you may be able to spare in our tin boxes on the counter. Keep us in mind next time you're at the Association...

Dear Life by Alice Munro
Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the short stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
In these stories lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface. The past, as Alice Munro's characters discover, is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't. The past is there, just out of the picture, but if memories haven't been savored, recalled in the mind and boxed away, it's as if they have never been - until a moment when the pieces of the jigsaw re-form suddenly, sometimes pleasurably but more often painfully. Women look back at their young selves, at first marriages made when they were naive and trusting, at husbands and their difficult, demanding little ways.
There is in this new collection an underlying heartbreak, a sense of regret in her characters for what might have been, for a fork in the road not taken, a memory suppressed in an act of prudent emotional housekeeping. But at the same time there is hope, there are second chances - here are people who reinvent themselves, seize life by the throat, who have moved on and can dare to conjure up the hidden memories, daring to go beyond what is remembered.

Too Much Happiness
by Alice Munro
A collection of beguiling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding our world and shedding light on the strange workings of the human heart.

I hope you'll find something that interests and delights you as always in our Library!
Wishing you a cozy evenings with a book

Your Librarian Anna