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    Description"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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    Lying Under the Apple Tree
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Munro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 325 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099593775
    ISBN 10: 0099593777

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: KANA1510
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC029000
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYB
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    **Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, 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. 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.
    Review quote
    "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