R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

R.W. Butler

May 16th, 2024

R.W. Butler’s book, Letters from Gerald (FriesenPress $22.49) follows Eleanor Hutchinson, a young woman in post-war England navigating new societal roles traditionally held by men. Employed as a librarian, Eleanor dreams of travelling the world as an ornithologist despite her minimal education and social standing. She writes to the British Museum for advice and receives encouragement from the enigmatic Gerald Benson, who is always in an exotic location and seems oddly familiar. Their correspondence inspires Eleanor, but her journey takes an unexpected turn with a mysterious knock at her door. Who could it be? 9781038305459

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