Synopses & Reviews
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time, coming to view their past selves with an anger, regret, and infinite compassion that communicate themselves to us with electrifying force.
"This is a fascinating, memorable collection of stories, precise and resonant in style. Canadian writer Alice Munro is skillful and assured at making her characters and situations both strange and familiar. Her observations and subtle connections startle and ring true; the many kinds of attachments she explores offer a wide variety of emotions and illuminations. The central characters are women of all ages, strong, shrewd, and self-aware enough to achieve, like the stories themselves, a nice balance between the tragic and the comic." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)
In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned.
About the Author
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.