Quote of the Day

“Again and again we embark within the mind’s eye of Ms. Munro’s narrators, often the character at the heart of the story.  It feel, surprisingly, as if the reader has simply been absorbed in the story’s first person.  We want to know what happens because it seems to be happening to us.”

“A Nobel Prize for Alice Munro,” NYT Editorial

That captures perfectly why I love certain heroines so much, from Natasha Rostov to Fleur Forsyte to Scarlett O’Hara — what happens to them seems to be happening to me.  Now, if I could just write heroines like that.

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6 comments on “Quote of the Day

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    Who ever sees herself as a heroine? I am sure you could use the doubts we all have about ourselves as women / people to climb that writer’s mountain. As Alice Munro admitted, she only wrote short stories while waiting for the novel to happen. You can do it!

  2. momshieb says:

    I am ashamed to say that I haven’t read any of her books yet. She just made my list; thank you!

    • When the snow comes, you can sit by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate (perhaps with a touch of peppermint Schnappes), a slice of something excellent you’ve baked, a dog on either side, and a Munro volume in your lap.
      Good luck with the Tigers, it should be an excellent series. I’m looking forward to pitchers and catchers in February.

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