"They took her away", she said. "Oh, I think so. She wasn't left to die alone."Dear Life is a collection of fourteen short stories that begins with To Reach Japan and contains stories like Gravel, Pride and Dear Life. In these fourteen stories Alice Munro captures the essence of life - the observed and the unobserved. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.
The stories are strong, rich and evocative. We meet characters like young policeman, a wealthy eccentric and a married architect, a returning soldier - all etched from people we may meet in ordinary life. The stories have a startling tale to tell, so that the readers revisit the characters whom they have probably met before but have overlooked the stark stories that these lives might contain. Marvelously done, this collection of stories fulfills the expectations of readers.
Great Collection of short stories. I had received the review copy from Random House India. Thank you Random House India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.