cover image The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love

Alice Munro. Penguin Books, $6.95 (421pp) ISBN 978-0-14-009879-2

The characters in these 11 short stories have hearts that are startled or weighed down by the responsibilities of love, or which are gnawed by hidden hate and cruelty. PW wrote that Munro offers ""a freshness of vision, a breadth of sympathy and a wide-ranging imagination.'' (September)