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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada (June 28 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143051431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143051435
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today" The Times "The greatest living short story writer" -- A. S. Byatt Sunday Times "A remarkable writer whose major characters emerge in shining clarity... A major talent is at work here" Los Angeles Times "Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts is almost Proustian in its sureness" New Statesman "Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last" Observer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published sixteen books — Dance of the Happy Shades; Lives of Girls and Women, Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Friend of My Youth; Open Secrets; Selected Stories; The Love of a Good Woman; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; Alice Munro’s Best, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the recent Nobel Prize in Literature which cited her as “a master of the contemporary short story.”

Here at home she has won too many awards to list, including three Governor General’s Literary Awards, two Giller Prizes, several Trillium Prizes and a number of Libris Awards. Elsewhere she has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, Italy’s Pescara prize, the United States’ National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

Alice Munro divides her time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Warrick Wynne on Jan. 25 2001
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I hadnt read much Alice Munro before but I was very impressed with this collection of stories. There's a wonderful understatement about the entire collection, but each story resonates with its own life and people. I loved the melancholy and moody landscapes, the other-worlds of women and children mainly on farms and villages.
I think good stories create their own unique life; after all, why else would we care about characters who we meet and get to know so briefly? But we DO care about the characters; somehow they matter and though nothing is resolved sometimes, somehow everything has changed. The ordinary transformed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Dore-brown on Nov. 28 2013
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This is my first Munro book and I am most impressed. The stories are easily read and thorough in it's content. They are of an era that you can read and relate to. It's of no wonder that she received a Nobel prize.
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By Marion Wanklin on March 14 2014
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Have read before.This version left out any descriptions of the penis.Otherwise excellent as are all of her works.I have read them all.
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By Carol on May 22 2015
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probably the best of Munro's works that I've read, each story unique and entrancing
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By NING CHEN on Oct. 6 2014
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Good book.
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