It doesn't matter if you have heard of Alice Munro or not. This collection of short stories by one of the best short writers in the world bespeaks of sensitivity and a high mastery of the craft of writing.
The stories are about women and love in all of its forms. Deceit, trust, love, desire and regret. The protagonists in each story are well thought out individuals, not a false note in any of them. Alice Munro succeeds in telling a story without slipping into a basket of clich's, rather telling stories as they really do happen in real life without a twinge of regret for having done so. Her characters are introspective while very much being a part of the world they inhabit. They are strong, weak, they have faults, in essence, they are believable which is the highest compliment a writer can receive.
Anyone wishing to learn the craft of writing short stories would do well to start here.