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Alice Munro's Best: Selected Stories Hardcover – International Edition, October 28, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0771065200 ISBN-10: 0771065205

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771065205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771065200
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,493,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From reviews of The View From Castle Rock:

“Masterful. . .Munro really does know magic: how to summon the spirits and the emotions that animate our lives.” — Washington Post

“She proves herself once again one of those rare writers whose work changes the lives of her readers.” — Books in Canada

“The power of Munro’s storytelling never falters. . .This is a remarkable book.” — Sunday Telegraph

“The pre-eminent master of the short story. . .all delivered by her spare, wonderful prose.” — Independent on Sunday

“Thrilling. . .by the final page, the reader realizes that every word had been not only deliberate but essential.” — Newsday

About the Author

Born in Wingham, Ontario in 1931, Alice Munro has been hailed as a writer in the tradition of Chekhov. She has won many awards and prizes all over the English-speaking world. She and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By An admirer of Saul on February 4, 2015
Format: Hardcover
A superb collection of stories set in small town Canada and the people in them; the lonely; the misinterpretations between men and women, parents and children, the young and the old and the search for meaning in lives mainly governed by circumstance and chance.Each story is rich in detail and a joy to read.
Dedicated Munro readers would have come across these tales elsewhere, but as an introduction-or the book you give out to introduce her to friends and family-this is a fantastic collection.
'Perfection' is often used to describe Alice Munro's stories. As you have to write at least 20 words for an Amazon review, writing 'Perfection' 20 times would be a worthy review. Already, Alice Munro can be classified as an all time Nobel great.
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Insightful short stories about the part of Canada ( south western Ontario) that I grew up in and a remarkable description of its society and social mores of the 1940's through 1960's.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Y Miki on February 2, 2014
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Most of her short stories are well written and holds ones interest but a few, I found, were confusing and I couldn't finish reading the story.
On the whole, I'm glad that I did read her book of Short Stories.
Pat
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More About the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven previous books.During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Prize, the National Book Circle Critics Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. In Canada, she has won the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Libris Award.Alice Munro and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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