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Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the “deep-holes” in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boys disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky—a late-nineteenth-century Russian émigré and mathematician—on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician.

With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.

Too Much Happiness is a compelling, provocative—even daring—collection.

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About the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven collections of stories and two volumes of selected stories, as well as a novel. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canadas Governor Generals Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, Englands W. H. Smith Book Award, the United States National Book Critics Circle Award, the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature, and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. Alice Munro lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307576736
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Farr, Kimberly
Read by:
Morey, Arthur
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Farr, Kimberly
Read:
Morey, Arthur
Author:
Munro, Alice
Author:
Morey, Arthur
Author:
Farr, Kimberly
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Ten CD
Publication Date:
20091117
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88x5.14x1.18 in. .60 lbs.
Media Run Time:
690

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