The Beggar Maid

The Beggar Maid

Stories of Flo and Rose

Book - 1979
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In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people's airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. the other is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow leaves the small town she grew up in to achieve her own equivocal success in the larger world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1979, c1978
ISBN: 9780394506821
Characteristics: 210 p. ; 22 cm


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

Munro is a fabulous storyteller. Her characters and language are absolutely radiant. I really loved this collection/novel and look forward to reading more of her work.

Sep 28, 2014

I have read a couple other books by Alice Munro - she is an excellent and talented writer. But what she chooses to write about is just too harsh and depressing and I could not even finish the stories in this book. For some reason she chooses the ugliest and cruelest human traits to write about. She goes on and on about adults being abusive toward children; about children taunting and hurting those who can't defend themselves. She has found the bases parts of the human existence and seems to relish describing it. I don't care if she did get the pulizer prize - I'm done with her.


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