Emily's Reviews > My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro

My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Mar 01, 08

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What an unusual collection of "love" stories! A few were along the lines of what is expected upon hearing the term "love story", but many of the contributions defied tradition in some respect. I especially enjoyed the entries by Chekhov, Moore, Dybek, de Maupassant, and Saunders. I was never a big fan of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, but The Lady With the Little Dog piqued my interest in reading more of his short stories. Dybek's We Didn't, though frustrating for the narrator, is thoroughly enjoyable from a reader's perspective, and Mouche was a refreshing change in tone from the rest of the stories.
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