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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

Review:

"As well as a spirited, acutely perceptive taleteller, Ms. Munro is an implacable destiny spinner, whose authorial voice breaks into her fiction like that of a God who can no longer bear to keep quiet." John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"With this gathering of the best of nearly three decades of work, Munro's place in the constellation of short story masters? is affirmed and celebrated....In story after story, each so different in content and mood from the next, Munro achieves a consistent and remarkable ease of syntax, delicacy of psychology, and resonance of visual imagery. There is much to savor and treasure here." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Review:

"This thoughtful selection will satisfy the choosiest readers... an important book for serious readers everywhere." Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

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Table of Contents

Walker Brothers Cowboy 3
Dance of the Happy Shades 16
Postcard 26
Images 40
Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You 50
The Ottawa Valley 67
Material 81
Royal Beatings 96
Wild Swans 115
The Beggar Maid 124
Simon's Luck 152
Chaddeleys and Flemings 171
Dulse 199
The Turkey Season 218
Labor Day Dinner 231
The Moons of Jupiter 252
The Progress of Love 266
Lichen 289
Miles City, Montana 308
White Dump 325
Fits 353
Friend of My Youth 374
Meneseteung 392
Differently 410
Carried Away 431
The Albanian Virgin 465
A Wilderness Station 498
Vandals 523
Bibliographical Note 547

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679766742
Author:
Munro, Alice
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Canada Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
Perl 76.
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.2 in 1.1 lb

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Product details 688 pages Vintage Contemporaries - English 9780679766742 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As well as a spirited, acutely perceptive taleteller, Ms. Munro is an implacable destiny spinner, whose authorial voice breaks into her fiction like that of a God who can no longer bear to keep quiet." John Updike, The New York Times Book Review
"Review" by , "With this gathering of the best of nearly three decades of work, Munro's place in the constellation of short story masters? is affirmed and celebrated....In story after story, each so different in content and mood from the next, Munro achieves a consistent and remarkable ease of syntax, delicacy of psychology, and resonance of visual imagery. There is much to savor and treasure here."
"Review" by , "This thoughtful selection will satisfy the choosiest readers... an important book for serious readers everywhere."
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