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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Emotional, Superb
This book is almost identical to an earlier release back in 1997 but with a fewer stories. What they've done here is selected the 17 best stories for this edition. There is an introduction by Margaret Atwood who talks about her personal experiences as a writer reading Munro's works which is a nice bonus.

If you've never read Munro, this book is basically the...
Published on Nov. 23 2008 by Coach C

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Tedious
After winning the Nobel Prize, I thought I would try a book written by Alice Munro. Big mistake. I couldn't finish it, it was so boring.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Emotional, Superb, Nov. 23 2008
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This book is almost identical to an earlier release back in 1997 but with a fewer stories. What they've done here is selected the 17 best stories for this edition. There is an introduction by Margaret Atwood who talks about her personal experiences as a writer reading Munro's works which is a nice bonus.

If you've never read Munro, this book is basically the essential Munro reader. Nobody writes the short story as good as Munro. The stories are deep, oftentimes disturbing look into the lives and moods of rural Canada. Munro focuses mostly on children and women and as a child of the Great Depression many of the stories are set in that time period.

Overall, I'd have to say this new edition of Alice Munro short stories is the definitive guide to Munro. I don't think you need to know Canada to appreciate the stories, but knowing the history and geography does help. You may not think she is Canada's Chekov, but Munro is certainly a true Canadian icon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection, Feb. 14 2014
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This review is from: Alice Munro's Best: Selected Stories (Kindle Edition)
I could not stop reading since each and every story was so well crafted. I look forward to reading more short stories by Alice Munro.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Tedious, Jan. 13 2014
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After winning the Nobel Prize, I thought I would try a book written by Alice Munro. Big mistake. I couldn't finish it, it was so boring.
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