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Runaway - Alice Munro I'd heard how good Alice Munro is and how she's the best living short story writer but as a guy, the domestic detail themes were putting me off, a little.
If you are male and think this writer isn't for you, you'd be wrong. If you are a feeling human being you'll get something from them. She has a way of letting the stories resonate with each other, so that they move deeper feelings like really good poetry, yet on the surface there is nothing flashy, just "ordinary" lives, being lived out.
Some of the stories are connected with the same characters and some are separate, but I come away with the feeling of a unified force.