Staff Picks: Dear Life

A review from Lucia, the newest member of our team, on Alice Munro’s Dear Life:

Described by Cynthia Ozick as “the Chekhov of our time,” Munro now claims Dear Life will be her final story collection. Her prose delights, for the compression of her sentences, the startling plot twits, and the wide swathes of time and transformation of memory that these stories chart. Dear Life is packed with joy, sorrow, and compassion in equal measure. A stunning farewell from a deeply loved author.


Editor’s note: Dear Life is now available in paperback. Alice Munro is 82 years old and wears electric blue toenail polish.

– McIntyre’s Crew