The Progress of Love (short story) Summary
Alice Munro

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The Progress of Love (short story) Overview

“The Progress of Love” is a shorty story by Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro. It was originally published in The New Yorker on October 7, 1985. The story is narrated by Euphemia, a woman who was born in rural Canada in the 1930s. After the death of her mother, Euphemia reflects upon the differences in her life versus her mother’s life, and she thinks about how their personal values differed. The story explores themes of identity, memory, family, forgiveness, and aging.

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