Munro has the ability to bring storytelling beyond telling stories. She intricately design the plot to flows realistically, never redundant, with drama related to the story line. Through her writings Munro reminds us the importance of life. She encourages us to introspectively look into our decisions, actions, and relationships.
Vintage Munro includes stories throughout her career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; “Differently,” from Selected Stories, and “Carried Away,” from Open Secrets. (Goodreads)
Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana’s wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana’s childhood—in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. “How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?” (Goodreads)