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Boys and Girls

The short story “Boys and Girls,” by Alice Munro, centers around an eleven-year-old farm girl as she struggles to grow up.  The girl is unsure as to which gender role she prefers, the male one or the female one.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Munro, Alice (Subject)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR9199.3 .M8 

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Carrington, Ildiko. Controlling the Uncontrollable: Fiction of Alice Munro. 1989.
    • Call Number: PR9199.3 .M8 Z58 1989
  • Martin, W. R. Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel. 1987.
    • Call Number: PR9199.3 .M8 Z74 1987
  • Munro, Sheila. Lives of Mothers and Daughters. 2001.
    • Call Number: PR9199.3 .M8 Z76 2001
  • Rasporich, Beverly. Dance of the Sexes: Art and Gender…Alice Munro. 1990.
    • Call Number: PR9199.3 .M8 Z85 1990

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771 .C59
    • Vol. 95, pg. 298
    • Vol. 222, pg. 214
  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition).Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 477-479
  • Short Story Criticism. –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5
    • Vol. 3, pg. 321, 343-344
    • Vol. 95, pg. 305
  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386
    • Vol. 5, pgs. 63-81

Research Databases 

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  • Literary Reference Center
  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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