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    DescriptionTen superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers--the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky--a late-nineteenth-century Russian emigre and mathematician--on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. "Too Much Happiness "is a compelling, provocative--even daring--collection.


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    Title
    Too Much Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Munro
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 303
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307269768
    ISBN 10: 0307269760
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
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    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    B&T Approval Code: A25865000
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    B&T Approval Code: P26105910
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PR9199.3.M8 A6 2009
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    17 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven collections of stories and two volumes of selected stories, as well as a novel."" 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 United States' National Book Critics Circle Award, the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature, and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have appeared in "The New Yorker, ""The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, "and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. Alice Munro lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron.
    Review quote
    "Filled with subtle and far-reaching thematic reverberations. . . . [Munro has] an empathy so pitch-perfect. . . . You [are] drawn deftly into another world." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Profound and beautiful." --Francine Prose, "O, The Oprah Magazine" "Alice Munro has done it again. . . . [She] keeps getting better. . . . Her brush strokes are fine, her vision encompasses humanity from its most generous to its most corrupt, and the effect is nothing short of masterful." --"The San Francisco Chronicle" "Richly detailed and dense with psychological observation. . . . Munro exhibit[s] a remarkable gift for transforming the seemingly artless into art . . . [She] concentrate[s] upon provincial, even backcountry lives, in tales of domestic tragicomedy that seem to open up, as if by magic, into wider, deeper, vaster dimensions." --Joyce Carol Oates, "New York Review of Books" "A perfect 10. . . . With this collection of surprising short stories, Munro once again displays the fertility of her imagination and her craftsmanship as a writer." --"USA Today" "Masterly. . . . [A] remarkable new book." --"The Los Angeles Times" "Daring and unpredictable. . . . Reading Munro is an intensely personal experience. Her focus is so clear and her style so precise. . . . Each [story is] dramatically and subtly different." --"The Miami Herald" "A brand-new collection of short stories from Alice Munro--winner of a Man Booker Prize--is always cause for celebration, and "Too Much Happiness" doesn't disappoint. It dazzles. The 10 spare, lovely tales are . . . brimming with emotion and memorable characters. . . . Munro's are stories that linger long after you turn the last page." --"Entertainment Weekly," Grade A "Finely, even ingeniously, crafted. . . . Deliver[ed] with instinctive acuity." --"The Seattle Times" "Rich. . . . Truthful, in the deepest sense of the word. . . . Reading an Alice Munro short story is like
    Table of contents
    Dimensions Fiction Wenlock Edge Deep-Holes Free Radicals Face Some Women Child’s Play Wood Too Much Happiness Acknowledgments