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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You: 13 Stories (Vintage International) [Kindle Edition]

Alice Munro
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the thirteen stories in her remarkable second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that led no less a critic than John Updike to compare her to Chekhov. The sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends in these stories shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future.


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Editorial Reviews

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"She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted" Daily Telegraph "Munro is so good one gropes for superlatives" Daily Telegraph "Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America" -- Jonathan Franzen "Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time" -- Margaret Atwood

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  • File Size: 1200 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784700894
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (December 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006F1YMBG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Munro at the top of her game November 28, 2006
Format:Paperback
Why has this woman never won the Booker prize? These short stories are as wonderful as any by Atwood, McEwan, or Chekhov. I finished each of these stories and wondered why the title of that story wasn't selected for the title of this collection. I must warn you, you will keep right on reading "just one more" until that sinking realization that you just read the last one makes you jump up to log on to Amazon and order another Munro title!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best! March 29, 2013
By Janet G
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I just discovered Alice Munroe about 6 months ago and now I read everything I can get my hands on! She is the master of the short story. These stories really stay with you long after reading.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Probably like you, I read - a lot. There is no doubt that Alice Munro is one of our best contemporary writers. I recently spent six weeks confined to a wheel chair. I re-read several of the Munro books and thought that I enjoyed them far more on the second reading than the first. That is always what is said about "the classics". The really great writers seem to get better with every re-reading. I hope that I can live long enough to re-read Munro's books for the third and fourth and fifth time. She is a very gifted writer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extraordinary September 5, 2013
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Interesting style, impeccable, stories that won't let you breath till you finish them, and won't let you down. Unexpected endings. All in all, highly recommended.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Munro never fails to please September 20, 2010
By RUHU
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As usual, Munro's writing creates worlds inside of worlds through the use of the simple, every day encounters and objects we all have.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First time reading this author! Highly recommended! September 9, 2013
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Something about Ms. Munro's writing style reminds me of Angela's Ashes. The realistic portrayal of believable characters doing things that we all have done at one time or another; the vivid mental images drawn by her words; the interaction between characters and surprising, yet not so surprising, places that their decisions lead them to. Excellent, thought-provoking literature.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Munro loves her characters June 22, 2013
By KA
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Her stories are often simple events cut out from everyday life. Her power of portrayal of the character's inner life is amazing. She knows how to descibe contradictory feelings and how those feelings affects people's behavior and choices in life. She never condemns anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for us November 25, 2013
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Our book club just read Alice Munro because of the interest brought about by her award. We had never heard of her. However I was shocked when no one really cared for her writing or this book of short stories we picked. We usually don't all agree but in this case her writing just left us cold.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars dreary, depressing about people i would not want to ...
dreary, depressing about people i would not want to know.
Forget it. I read it because she won the nobel prize. Also because
she is Canadian.
Published 2 days ago by PageTurner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant, vibrant. A good read, overall.
Published 3 months ago by Loviisa Kataja
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book by a favorite author
It's my goal to read everything Alice Monro has written! Her short stories resonate with me so much, and I usually read a story each night at bedrime. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Altajubilada
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed it
Published 4 months ago by Gros Plan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Character development was wonderful. I met so many interesting people. I hated to see each story end.
Published 4 months ago by Alma Kooistra
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not up to my expectations.
Published 4 months ago by HELEN SCHOLFIELD
3.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed.
Not impressed.
Published 4 months ago by Carolyn L. Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Like all of her stories, a very good read. Excellent tales, beautifully written.
Published 4 months ago by Carol K. DiSibio
4.0 out of 5 stars .
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Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars There is a reason Alice Munro won a Nobel Prize ...
There is a reason Alice Munro won a Nobel Prize for Literature. She has a remarkable ability to delve into the human psyche and create characters that make you forget you are... Read more
Published 5 months ago by 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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