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    DescriptionIn these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on farms, by river marshes, in the lonely towns and new suburbs of western Ontario, these tales are luminous acts of attention to those vivid moments when revelation emerges from the layers of experience that lie behind even the most everyday events and lives. "Virtuosity, elemental command, incisive like a diamond, remarkable: all these descriptions fit Alice Munro."-- "Christian Science Monitor" "How does one know when one is in the grip of art--of a major talent?....It is art that speaks from the pages of Alice Munro's stories."-- "Wall Street Journal"


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    Title
    Dance of the Happy Shades
    Subtitle
    And Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Munro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679781516
    ISBN 10: 067978151X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: KANA1510
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR9199.3.M8 D3 1998
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    11 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Praise from fellow writers: "Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does." --Jhumpa Lahiri "She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion." --Jonthan Franzen "The authority she brings to the page is just lovely." --Elizabeth Strout "She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive." --Jeffery Eugenides "Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can."--Julian Barnes "She is a short-story writer who...reimagined what a story can do." --Loorie Moore "There's probably no one alive who's better at the craft of the short story." --Jim Shepard "A true master of the form." --Salman Rushdie "A wonderful writer." --Joyce Carol Oates
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    In these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on farms, by river marshes, in the lonely towns and new suburbs of western Ontario, these tales are luminous acts of attention to those vivid moments when revelation emerges from the layers of experience that lie behind even the most everyday events and lives. "Virtuosity, elemental command, incisive like a diamond, remarkable: all these descriptions fit Alice Munro."--"Christian Science Monitor "How does one know when one is in the grip of art--of a major talent?....It is art that speaks from the pages of Alice Munro's stories."--"Wall Street Journal
    Table of contents
    Walker Brothers Cowboy The Shining Houses Images Thanks for the Ride The Office An Ounce of Cure The Time of Death Day of the Butterfly Boys and Girls Postcard Red Dress—1946 Sunday Afternoon A Trip to the Coast The Peace of Utrecht Dance of the Happy Shades