Alice Munro - Selected Stories

ISBN-10: 067976674X

ISBN-13: 9780679766742

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alice Munro

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Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In her Selected Stories, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. To read these stories--about a traveling salesman and his children on an impromptu journey; an abandoned woman choosing between seduction and solitude--is to succumb to the spell of a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Alice Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario on July 10, 1931. She published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. She left the university in 1951 to get married and start a family. In 1972 she became Writer in Residence at the University of Western Ontario. Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968 and won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The View from Castle Rock, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for fiction for Who Do You Think You Are? and The Progress of Love, the Giller Prize for Runaway in 2004, the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Also, in 2013, her title Dear Life: Stories made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Introduction to the Vintage Edition
Walker Brothers Cowboy
Dance of the Happy Shades
Postcard
Images
Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
The Ottawa Valley
Material
Royal Beatings
Wild Swans
The Beggar Maid
Simon's Luck
Chaddeleys and Flemings
Dulse
The Turkey Season
Labor Day Dinner
The Moons of Jupiter
The Progress of Love
Lichen
Miles City, Montana
White Dump
Fits
Friend of My Youth
Meneseteung
Differently
Carried Away
The Albanian Virgin
A Wilderness Station
Vandals
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