Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage


Author: Alice Munro

Published: 2001

Genre: Short Stories

About Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A collection of nine short stories.

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  1. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
  2. Floating Bridge
  3. Family Furnishings
  4. Comfort
  5. Nettles
  6. Post & Beam
  7. What is Remembered
  8. Queenie
  9. The Bear Came Over the Mountain



Laura Miller, Salon, 6 December 2001.
“The stories in this new collection don't play dazzling tricks with time and memory as some of her recent work has, but they're sagacious nevertheless.”
‘Twists of Fate.’ Leah Swann, Yale Review of Books, 2002.
“By turns both lovely and frustrating...”
‘Reading Munro.’ Emily Banner, Slant Review.
“...Munro steps out into more varied subject matter, but her trademark virtuosity is intact.”
‘Road Map Not Included in Alice Munro's New Stories.’ William H. Pritchard, NY Times, 25 November 2001.
“...whatever resolution each story enacts is formulated in language that zealously guards itself against too consolatory, too memorable a formula.”
‘Home Is Where the Heart Is, an Independent One.’ Michiko Kakutani, NY Times, 20 November 2001.
“These tales have the intimacy of a family photo album and the organic feel of real life...”
Claire, Kiss a Cloud, 6 October 2009
“It's the insight, the meaning behind the thoughts and actions of her characters that linger with me.”


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Added 24 November 2005.
Updated 27 August 2013.