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The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose - Alice Munro
The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732716 (0679732713)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
This is my first Alice Munro, and it clearly deserves its literary accolades. It’s a short story collection that follows the same characters more or less chronologically through their lives: a girl and later woman named Rose, and her stepmother, Flo. The characters are certainly believable, and I be...
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate rated it
2.0 The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose
I decided to read a work by Alice Munro purely because she won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. I came in with modest expectations, since there are many past winners who I'm no admirer of. Sadly, even those were not met. The book follows Rose, a girl growing up in severe poverty in the s...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 The Beggar Maid
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.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
2.0
Rating: 2* of fiveI hate Flo, and dislike Rose, and can think of no possible reason for anyone to read more than the Pearl Rule requires or the first three stories, whichever comes first in your edition.Lovely, lovely sentences telling deadly little quotidian stories about dreary, slatternly people....
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