Bingeworthy Book Club

 

 

 

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A group dedicated to short stories. A Collection will be picked and 1 or 2 stories will be chosen on for most of our focus. Towards the end of our time we will open up to see if anyone wants to talk about any other stories in the collection. In the future, maybe we put the story we focus on up to a vote.

 

Book group selections are 10 percent when purchased at WORD. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate. Her characters are flawed and fully human: a soldier returning from war and avoiding his fiancée, a wealthy woman deciding whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mother and her neglected children, a guilt-ridden father, a young teacher jilted by her employer. Illumined by Munro's unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns. And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro's own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, Dear Life shows how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB FACILITATOR

Chris Terranova is an excitable connoiseur of the eloquent, the uncanny, the sacred, and the profane.  When he is not selling books, he can be found watching old movies, selling magic beans, and grinding your bones to make his bread.

 

 

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Discussion: January 31, 2021

Stories to Discuss: The Husband Stitch Real Women Have Bodies


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Exhalation Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781101972083
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Discussion: February 28, 2021

Stories to Discuss: The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate and The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling


Battleborn: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631450
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013

Discussion: March 28, 2021

Stories to Discuss: Ghosts, Cowboys and The Digging


Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307743725
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

Discussion: April 25, 2021


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781984856029
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

Discussion: May 30, 2021