The View from Castle Rock traces the generations of
Munro''s family, from the title story-where through a haze of
whiskey Alice''s ancestors gaze north from Edinburgh Castle at the
Fife coast, believing that it is North America-to Munro''s
firstperson stories, set during her lifetime, and all the way to
the final story, where we travel with "Alice Munro" today. In the
author''s words, these stories "pay more attention to the truth of
a life than fiction usually does. But not enough to swear on."