Over the course of four decades a unique bond evolves between two very different women in this series of interweaving stories from Alice Munro.

Born into the hard back-street life of a small Canadian town, her mother dead, Rose battles constantly with her stepmother Flo, a practical and shrewd woman, who cows her with tales from her own past and warns her of the dangerous world outside. Flo is both soft and hard, full of outrages and sorrows jumbled together. Rose is ambitious, determined and clever, and dreams of leaving to make it in the wider world.

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Alice Munro

Alice Munro

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Alice Munro was born in Wingham, Canada. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013.
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