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.