Dear Life

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01Haven2012101420131209 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Haven, a prolonged stay with her uncle and aunt change a young girl's understanding of the world.

The reader is Barbara Barnes

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shine through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of superficially humble lives and the depths of quiet moments resonate long after the final page is turned.

02In Sight Of The Lake2012102120131210 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in 'In Sight of the Lake' a woman goes in search of a doctor, again.

The reader is Liza Ross,

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, and a writer whose acuity and compassion shine through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is revealed and laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

03Gravel2012102820131211 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Gravel, a woman remembers a life-changing winter when she was very young and tries to assuage her sense of complicity.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

04Pride2012110420131212 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in Pride, an old man remembers his past and a friendship that might have grown in other circumstances.

The reader is Garrick Hagan

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shine through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of superficially humble lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

05 LASTTo Reach Japan2012111120131213 (BBC7)

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shines through all her work. These stories are from her 2012 collection, Dear Life.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of normal lives resonate long after the final page is turned.

Today in To Reach Japan, a young poet sets out across a continent and finds more than she imagined.

The reader is Laurel Lefkow

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A new collection of short stories by one of the world's most acclaimed short story writers, Alice Munro, is always a cause for celebration. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, the Lannon Prize, the Giller Prize and many other awards, Alice Munro is widely regarded as a doyenne of the short story form, a writer whose acuity and compassion shine through all her work. Her latest collection, Dear Life, is published in November and five of the stories from Dear Life can be heard on Radio 4 on Sunday evenings during October and November.

Set mostly in the small towns and quiet domestic surroundings of her native Canada, Munro, as always, captures the ordinary and reveals the extraordinary that lies beneath. Life is laid bare, and the complicated emotions of everyday lives resonate long after the final page is turned.