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Munro: going, going….

Alice MunroThe Alice Munro retirement dance continues. The Toronto Star’s Judy Stoffman keeps the story alive with a new piece reminding readers that Munro said back in October that she’s completed four more stories yet to be published, and after that, that’s it. “And at a recent event held at the World’s Biggest Book Store,” writes Stoffman, “where Munro read to the Toronto gathering long-distance and signed books using Atwood’s LongPen, readers pleaded with her to continue writing, but to no avail. She said she is done.” So Stoffman has written what feels like a legacy piece, quickly outlining Munro’s career and accomplishments. However, she still hedges a bet or two, noting about Munro’s retirement, “Her friend Margaret Atwood and editor Douglas Gibson don’t believe she means it.”

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