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    DescriptionWINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013 Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers--the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. In the first story a young wife and mother, suffering from the unbearable pain of losing her three children, gains solace 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 tales uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and, in the long title story, the yearnings of a nineteenth-century female mathematician.


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    Title
    Too Much Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Munro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 303
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307390349
    ISBN 10: 0307390349
    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: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: KANA1510
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    B&T Approval Code: A25865000, P26105910
    LC classification: PR9199.3.M8 A6 2010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    02 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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
    "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