Short Story Sunday: Alice Munro’s “Gravel”

sssFirst Line: “At that time we were living beside a gravel pit.”

Since she won the Nobel Prize for Literature this week, now is the perfect time to share some Alice Munro! I’m definitely not as familiar with Munro as I should be, especially since I studied literature at a small, liberal, women’s college, but hopefully this will be a catalyst for me to change that. “Gravel” is a small, quiet story that meanders towards an inevitable tragic conclusion, but it’s inevitability doesn’t make the story any less fascinating.

You can read “Gravel” for yourself at The New Yorker.


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