Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Tuesday Intros: Alice Munro

I'm joining Diane, who hosts Tuesday Intros, with a book of short stories by the Canadian writer, Alice Munro. I like the short story format and she is a great story teller, I believe each and every story that she writes; surely they must be true? They have that little drag at the heart right from the off that makes you concerned for the outcome.
 This is the opening paragraph from the first story in this collection called, 'Walker Brother's Cowboy.'
Sometimes a novel can take me over completely so that I read until a very uncivilised hour, but short stories fit neatly into my life and I don't get a husband saying, "What time is it? Will you put out the light!"


  1. Short stories are hit and miss for me, and I admit I'm more likely to turn to a novel than a short story if given a choice. I have heard Alice Munro is one of the best short story writers, but I have yet to give her work a try. I really must make time for her!

  2. I like reading a short story collection every now and then, and Alice Munro is certainly a master. Hope this is a winner for you!

  3. I don't read very many short story collections, but those written by favorite authors, such as Munro, are definite exceptions. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.