Munro, Alice

Famous writer of tiny, perfect stories about the bitterness of incapacity, the richness of WASP stoicisms and other subjects suitable for conversation at a quilting bee. Had she chosen another trade, she’d have been a jeweler who crafted exquisitely complex broaches for elderly women. Some folks think she needs to hang out with more interesting people, but so long as the New Yorker keeps publishing her depictions of how rural woodchucks manage their sewing machines and their neuroses as if that’s an interest subject matter, no one will notice.

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