Book Reviews of Runaway: Stories

Runaway: Stories
Runaway Stories
Author: Alice Munro
ISBN-13: 9781400042814
ISBN-10: 140004281X
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Munro is an incredible writer, has won many awards, and her words did move me. My complaint is that not only were there no happy endings, there were also no moments of grace or lasting wonder. I get it that bad stuff has to happen to make writing interesting, but I often had to force myself to pick the book up again. I know that men and children leave in women's lives, that missed chances and misunderstandings take place, and that no one can live a completely charmed life. However, I also think that men and children can bring joy and happiness into women's lives, that some marriages do last, that some who leave on uncertain terms do return again, and that sometimes fate works to unite instead of divide. Maybe those stories aren't considered literary, but I wanted at least one that held up some kind of beauty and goodness instead of isolation and abandonment.
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Helpful Score: 1
I tried to read every story in this but none of them caught my attention. I had read reviews of this book ahead of time that got my hopes up that this would be a great book so I was greatly disappointed. I'm not big on reading short stories to begin with, but I was hoping for more with this one.
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Series of great short stories about memorable characters, mainly women. Good book. Enjoyed it.
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Short stories about relationships that hold your interest between men, women, parents and children. A good writer.
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Short stories are not usually my thing, but this collection is wonderful!!
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Collection of short stories. Beautifully crafted. Canadian setting.
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Short stories about love, betrayals and surprises. The stories get better as the book goes on.
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This book won the Giller Prize and so it should. Alice Munro writes only short stories and she's a master of her craft. So few words communicate so much about personality and situation. These people stay with you and at times I think I've known them, only to remember they are characters in a book. Well worth your time and your thought.
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Excellent. I seldom read short stories but could not put this one down. Munro is a prize-winning author for very good reasons.
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Great collection of short stories.
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I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but Alice Muron is exceptional. You feel as if you might know or be friends with the characters in her stories.
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An absolutely wonderful book of short stories- Alice Munro is really a great great writer
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This was an interesting book. It's different from what I usually read though.