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These stories by Alice Munro are imbued with intangible town life of Canada. The events and occasions in a wagon, or a long-left mobile-home, in a clergyman’s house or in an apartment of an elderly couple never intend to be bigger than life illusions. Obsessed with the prospects of new life and entangled in the fragments of past, the characters of these stories will simply keep on living, no matter what unexpected steps they take. Alice Munro lives along with them casting her gazer forward, toward the end and then suddenly stares in the rear-view mirror on her childhood to complete the book with autobiographical stories.