About this book
This powerful book from Alice Munro is family history explored through fiction, as it recounts the experiences of her antecedents, who left Scotland for the New World at the beginning of the 19th century, interweaving their stories with those of subsequent generations. A work of great resonance, and strongly reviewed. 'A stunning achievement' "The Times"
From her ancestors' view from Edinburgh's Catle Rock in the eighteenth century to her parents' thwarted ambitions in Ontario, and her own awakening in 1950s Canada, the author weaves fact and myth to create an epic story of past and present, proving that fiction has much to tell us about life.