The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 21, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people's airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. the other is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow leaves the small town she grew up in to achieve her own equivocal success in the larger world.

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The Beggar Maid is a series of short stories, originally published separately but all following the life of one central character, Rose. Rose comes from a poor background and the book begins with her ... Read full review

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Alice Munro never disappoints. There are times when I am amazed at how beautifully and with such ease she records such subtle mannerisms, traits and behavior of people in certain situations. Her manner of writing and choice of words is remarkable. Read full review


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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

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