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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
by Alice Munro | Literature & Fiction
Registered by missannlesley of Luzern, Luzern Switzerland on Sunday, March 16, 2003
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by mysteryfan03): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by missannlesley from Luzern, Luzern Switzerland on Sunday, March 16, 2003

6 out of 10

This book/writer was recommended to me by a professor teaching fiction writing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee branch. I have enjoyed her other collection of short stories more than this one. They tend to be a bit of a downer; people don't quite connect. The stories are set in Canada and usually in the past, though it's not clear to me when exactly, maybe early 1900's?
In one story a young girl suddenly leaves her family to marry a much older, neighbor widow. The story is told from her stepsister's point of view. In another story, an unwanted spinster cousin comes to visit a woman's family and finds companionship with one of their odd friends. The most interesting story, in my opinion, is the one about the young woman who writes to man who has moved away from their small town. She is plain and past marrying age. He is broke and has been accused of stealing her furniture, I think. I can't remember now. Anyhow, she takes a long train journey with her new dress, thinking that they have had a correspondence and an understanding of their upcoming marriage. Turns out that a young girl has played a prank on her and has taken her letters to read and then responded on his behalf. So, the faraway gentleman has no knowledge of her expectations because he never really wrote. When she arrives, he is deathly sick and she goes to work helping him recover. He is destitute and in a god foresaken, tiny, dusty town. Somehow, they get married without ever having figured out the miscommunication and the snotty girl and her friend who meddled are amazed and awed by the circumstance.
 


Journal Entry 2 by missannlesley at Borders on Kirby/Alabama in Houston, Texas USA on Sunday, March 16, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Released on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Borders on Kirby/Alabama in Houston, TX, Houston USA.

Given directly to Deborah N. at a BookCrossing "meet-up" 


Journal Entry 3 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, April 07, 2003

This book has not been rated.

I found this book at Borders Bookstore. Munro is an author I've heard lots about. However, I've never read a story she has written. Based on the strong recommendation here, I hope to read this book soon. 


Journal Entry 4 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, April 07, 2003

This book has not been rated.

I received a PM from janaqq that said she would like to read this book when I finish it. I will move it up my TBR mountain! 


Journal Entry 5 by debnance at ABC Book box (Already Book Crossed) in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, November 04, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Released on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at Already been Bookcrossed Bookbox in Already Been Bookcrossed Bookbox, postal release USA.

I've tried reading this book several times and I can't seem to get into it. The rule for clothes is to give away anything you haven't worn in a year. I'm going to apply that rule also to books.

I'm sending this book off today in the Already Been Bookcrossed Bookbox in hopes it will find a new home where it won't collect dust. 


Journal Entry 6 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Monday, January 05, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Recieved this in a misc. box of books from debnace that I have been farming out into other various bookboxes. 


Journal Entry 7 by ramson at = Book Box in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, January 05, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, January 05, 2004 at Bookbox in BOOKBOX EXCHANGE, postal release USA.

Sending out in Mysteryfan03's misc. bookbox. 


Journal Entry 8 by mysteryfan03 from Moberly, Missouri USA on Friday, January 23, 2004

This book has not been rated.

This came home in my misc bookbox. I will add it to my TBR mountain range lol Thanks 




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