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In "Shelf-Love," Ben Dolnick recounts his feverish, hilarious, occasionally mortifying love for the writing of Alice Munro; an essay for everyone who has ever truly loved a book, and for anyone who has ever thought about writing one.
Kindle Edition, Kindle Single, 27 pages
Published June 24th 2012
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Elena Victoria
I want to love an author as much as Dolnick loves Munro. I want to love Munro as much as Dolnick loves Munro. I'm a sucker for books that are about loving books and I was especially sucked in by the author's breakdown of just what it is that makes Munro as an author and her stories so important and thrilling to read.
Deb Hale
A thoughtful, creative essay on the author's adoration of Alice Munro. Add some self-deprecating humor and a bit of side commentary on Phillip Roth, and Dolnick has written an enjoyable essay that even Munro might like.
This was an interesting Kindle Single. I had never read the author Ben Dolnick was raving about, but I thought it was interesting perspective of a fan about an author and stories in general. Maybe I will read Alice Munro... And another piece by Ben Dolnick... We'll see.
Mia Michalek
Great short story

Great story! I would highly recommend it to other readers but most of all to my author friends! Push through the first chapter and it will get better-
Kent Winward
And this little Kindle Single helped me appreciate why Alice Munro won the Nobel. I'm in awe of an author who can inspire devotion in her fans. Makes me feel shelf-ish.
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