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In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and an eccentric recluse who, in the course of one surpassingly odd dinner party, inadvertently lands herself a wealthy suitor from exotic Australia. And Munro shows us how one woman's romantic tale of capture and escape in the high Balkans may end up inspiring another woman who is fleeing a husband and lover in present-day Canada.

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"An Alice Munro story zooms effortlessly through time zones, spans generations and offers up more detail and description than do many full-length contemporary novels." Maclean's

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"She is the best fiction writer in North America." The Vancouver Sun

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"Open Secrets is a book that dazzles with its faith in language and in life." New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Alice Munro is the author of seven previous books: a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and six collections of stories — Dance of the Happy Shades, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, The Beggar Maid, The Moons of Jupiter, The Progress of Love, and Friend of My Youth. The stories in Open Secrets have appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. She and her husband live in Clinton, Ontario, near Late Huron, and in Comox, British Columbia.

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sassy_spice1975, August 9, 2012 (view all comments by sassy_spice1975)
I'm a known Alice Munro fan and have read just about everything she's ever written. Somehow, despite having owned this book for years, I've only just read it. I'm so sorry I waited! Munro still manages to bend time to her whim, but these stories are much more condensed than her later work. My favorite story, Vandals, uses flashbacks but is set firmly in the present, with most of the story set during one afternoon. Another story is told entirely in letters, a somewhat tired trope in someone else's hands, but Munro's letters are from a handful of characters, not just a couple, and include letters that are written in secret and not received by the intended recipient. If you're a new fan of Munro's, I heartily recommend this book and The Beggar Maid for an introduction her her earlier work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679755623
Author:
Munro, Alice
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Femmes
Subject:
Women -- Canada -- Social life and customs. .
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.37x4.87x.64 in. .49 lbs.

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