Memorable Munro

Runaway, by Alice Munro, Chatto & Windus, €24.45.

12th February, 2005

Runaway, by Alice Munro, Chatto & Windus, €24.45.

Jonathan Franzen recently made an impassioned plea for the merits of this book in the New York Times.

Franzen, the author of several brilliant works of his own, didn't bother with fancy book reviewer-type jargon. Instead, he simply clambered up onto his soapbox and got straight to the point, chanting: “Read Munro! Read Munro!”, before issuing eight detailed reasons as to why all fiction fans should do...

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