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Too Much Happiness

Too Much Happiness

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By (author) Alice Munro

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 30mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099524295
  • ISBN 13: 9780099524298
  • Sales rank: 21,737

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This is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. These are beguiling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding our world and shedding light on the strange workings of the human heart.

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**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.

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"She writes with a beautiful clarity, an elemental humanity and a marvellous, limpid, funny, apprehension of what goes on" -- Jane Shilling Sunday Telegraph "Some of the most honest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time" -- Tom Gatti The Times "Munro's bold, unflinching narratives have taken the short story places many a novelist has feared to tread... That she does this in a style both calm and deliberate, fluid yet tightly controlled, stark yet compassionate, is what makes her insights into the human condition so profound" -- Mary Crockett Scotsman "Written with veteran assurance, brimming with intensely believable characters and rich social detail, these dispatches from the most unsparing reaches of Munro's imagination confirm her acclaimed place on the highest ground of contemporary fiction" -- Peter Kemp Sunday Times "Alice Munro commands enormous respect and almost uncritical adoration from her readers" -- Elaine Showalter Literary Review