Richmond Public Library's (RPL) second annual One Book, Three Cities online discussion forum will be discussing the short story collection Dear Life by Alice Munro. Presented by the library in partnership with the City of Richmond’s Sister City Advisory Committee, the forum runs from June 29 until Aug. 22.
If you enjoyed Dear Life or just like reading short stories, here is a list of short story collections available at Richmond Public Library:
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Set in Ontario and British Columbia these stories involve murder, sex, and a terrifying home invasion. The title story, set in Victorian Europe, follows the last journey from France to Sweden of a famous Russian mathematician.
Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis
This short story collection presents immigrant characters with all their contradictions and complexities, as well as their earnest and divided hearts. This collection was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award.
Vinyl Café Turns the Page by Stuart McLean
Beloved characters Dave and Morley's marriage has mellowed and deepened. Their children son, Sam, and daughter, Steph, are growing up. Everyone's growing wiser and worldlier, although Dave still has trouble with the automatic car wash, defibrillators, and hot yoga.
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood’s signature dark humour, playfulness and deadly seriousness are in abundance in these nine inventive and rewarding stories.
Sorry for Your Trouble by Richard Ford
Richard Ford showcases his brilliance and sensitivity in this short story collection where he enacts a mediation on memory, love, and loss.
Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories by David Bergen
From the streets of Danang, Vietnam to the Canadian Prairies these stories explore the spaces between doubt and belief, evil and good, and obscurity and light.
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk. Translated by Jennifer Croft
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Man Booker International Prize these stories explore what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion through space and time.
Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Thirteen stories look at the secret, intimate and interior lives of characters who assert their independence in bold and often irrevocable defiance. Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological and moral boundaries that govern our behaviour.
RPL's Summer Book Bingo has returned. Match your summer reading to the squares on our Dear Life online bingo card for a chance to win a fabulous book prize. To play, download the Bingo card.
To join the One Book, Two Cities discussion and to read more staff favourites go to Richmond Public Library.
The library’s Book Review Team is a diverse group of librarians and library technicians who each have unique reading interests and writing styles. The library’s book reviews provide interested readers with a sneak peek into the characters, the story and the most interesting elements of the book they have chosen to review.