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The View from Castle Rock

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A powerful new collection from one of our most beloved, admired, and honored writers.

In stories that are more personal than any that she's written before, Alice Munro pieces her family's history into gloriously imagined fiction. A young boy is taken to Edinburgh's Castle Rock, where his father assures him that on a clear day he can see America, and he catches a glimpse of his father's dream. In stories that follow, as the dream becomes a reality, two sisters-in-law experience very different kinds of passion on the long voyage to the New World; a baby is lost and magically reappears on a journey from an Illinois homestead to the Canadian border.

Other stories take place in more familiar Munro territory, the towns and countryside around Lake Huron, where the past shows through the present like the traces of a glacier on the landscape and strong emotions stir just beneath the surface of ordinary comings and goings. First love flowers under the apple tree, while a stronger emotion presents itself in the barn. A girl hired as summer help, and uneasy about her “place” in the fancy resort world she's come to, is transformed by her employer's perceptive parting gift. A father whose early expectations of success at fox farming have been dashed finds strange comfort in a routine night job at an iron foundry. A clever girl escapes to college and marriage.

Evocative, gripping, sexy, unexpected—these stories reflect a depth and richness of experience. The View from Castle Rock is a brilliant achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

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Used availability for Alice Munro's The View from Castle Rock


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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7862-9496-5 / 978-0-7862-9496-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-4000-4282-8 / 978-1-4000-4282-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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November 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7011-7989-9 / 978-0-7011-7989-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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September 2006 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7710-6526-4 / 978-0-7710-6526-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Penguin Modern Classics The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-14-317740-0 / 978-0-14-317740-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-4000-7792-3 / 978-1-4000-7792-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-14-305563-1 / 978-0-14-305563-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
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October 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-307-38665-1 / 978-0-307-38665-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-09-949799-9 / 978-0-09-949799-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

April 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7393-3981-8 / 978-0-7393-3981-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The View from Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-4159-3268-9 / 978-1-4159-3268-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock (Unabridged Selections)
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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November 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The View From Castle Rock
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
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November 2006 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The View from Castle Rock (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage
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