Monday, November 4, 2013

Alice Munro's "The Moons of Jupiter" (collection): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover of short story collection The Moons of Jupiter by Alice MunroI think it's a non-genre collection, in spite of the title. Mostly excellent stuff, going by what little I've read.

Two stories - "Connection" & "The Stone in the Field" - are part of a series called "Chaddeleys & Flemings". While independent, they're best read in that order.

Where I have a separate post on a story, link on story title goes there.

Table of contents.

  1. [novelette] "Connection" (A); Chatelaine, sometime in 1979: On how we protect our pride...
  2. [novelette] "The Stone in the Field" (A); Saturday Night, sometime in 1979: Protecting yourself from a hostile world, by hiding in a shell...
  3. "Dulse": Not read.
  4. "The Turkey Season": Not read.
  5. "Accident": Not read.
  6. "Bardon Bus": Not read.
  7. "Prue": Not read.
  8. "Labor Day Dinner": Not read.
  9. "Mrs Cross & Mrs Kidd": Not read.
  10. "Hard-Luck Stories": Not read.
  11. "Visitors": Not read.
  12. [ss] "The Moons of Jupiter" (A); The New Yorker, 22 May 1978: A woman's relationship with her dad who's about to undergo heart surgery, & with her two grown up daughters.

Fact sheet.

First published: 1982.
Related: Stories of Alice Munro.