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Book Discussion Group: Dear Life

Find out what the group is currently reading, when the next meeting will take place, and what previous books have been read.

Jennings Library Book Discussion Group

Who can attend?

The Book Group is open to Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni, and Friends of Caldwell University.

When are the meetings?

The Group meets three or four times during a semester on Fridays from 12:-1:00.

Where do we meet?

The discussion take place in the Reference Room on the first floor of Jennings Library.


Read an Interview with the Author

In November 2012, Alice Munro spoke about her book Dear Life in an interview in the New Yorker.

Selection for December 2013

BOOK: DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro

DATE:  December 6, 2013

PLACE: Jennings Library Reference Room

TIME: 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Further Reading

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 106 times to 110 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

The Prize is awarded to an author honoring their body of work. Below is a list of some of Alice Munro's previous publications.

Original short-story collections:

  • Too Much Happiness - 2009
  • The View from Castle Rock - 2006
  • Runaway - 2004
  • The Love os a Good Woman - 1998
  • Who Do You Think You Are? 1978
  • Lives of Girls and Women - 1971

About the Author


The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro "master of the contemporary short story".

"One of Canada's most important contemporary authors, Alice Munro is best known as a brilliant short story writer whose exploration of human complexities is featured in what appear to be effortless anecdotes of everyday life. In one novel and more than 10 collections of stories, Munro has established herself as a major voice among fiction writers. .. Her themes have often related to the dilemmas of adolescent girls coming to terms with their families and small towns. Her more recent work has also addressed the problems of middle age, of women alone, and of the elderly."

Oakes, Elizabeth H. "Munro, Alice." Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 28 Oct. 2013