Lying Under the Apple Tree
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Lying Under the Apple Tree

By (author) Alice Munro

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"Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready". (The Times). Spanning her last five collections and bringing together her finest work from the past fifteen years, this new selection of Alice Munro's stories infuses everyday lives with a wealth of nuance and insight. Beautifully observed and remarkably crafted, written with emotion and empathy, these stories are nothing short of perfection. It is a masterclass in the genre, from an author who deservedly lays claim to being one of the major fiction writers of our time.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 134 x 194 x 34mm | 300g
  • 01 May 2014
  • VINTAGE
  • Vintage Classics
  • London
  • English
  • 0099593777
  • 9780099593775
  • 96,119

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Author Information

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recently Dear Life, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage, and in 2013 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.

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"Munro's insight is oddly uplifting... Cruelty and self-delusion beautifully described" -- William Leith Evening Standard "Stunning... All the stories are immaculate, but the title story is extraordinary... Read and marvel" -- Kate Saunders The Times "Heart-stopping... Demonstrates her mastery of her craft" -- Clare Wigfall Observer "Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready" The Times "Munro transcends the short form" Sunday Telegraph "Munro's artistry ... recalls the close attention and cool detachment of a psychoanalyst" Times Literary Supplement "Munro is so good that one gropes for superlatives...(her) stories read like short novels; entire lives comprehended in a peripheral glimpse, an uncanny anticipation, a sudden intuition" Sunday Telegraph "Perfect for any lucky person who has not yet discovered her, and a treat for her die-hard fans" Psychologies "Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time" Margaret Atwood

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