Vintage Munro

Vintage Munro

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
"In Munro's hands, as in Chekhov's, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world--and to astonish us again and again." --"Chicago Tribune
"In an unbroken procession of brilliant, revelatory short stories, Alice Munro has unfolded the wordless secrets that lie at the heart of all human experience. She has won three Governor General's Literary Awards in her native Canada, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Vintage Munro includes stories from throughout her career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; "Differently," from Selected Stories, and "Carried Away," from Open Secrets."
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 132 x 205 x 14mm | 213g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1400033950
  • 9781400033959
  • 457,103

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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
"In Munro's hands, as in Chekhov's, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world--and to astonish us again and again." --"Chicago Tribune
In an unbroken procession of brilliant, revelatory short stories, Alice Munro has unfolded the wordless secrets that lie at the heart of all human experience. She has won three Governor General's Literary Awards in her native Canada, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Vintage Munro includes stories from throughout her career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; "Differently," from Selected Stories, and "Carried Away," from Open Secrets."
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Praise from fellow writers:

"Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does." --Jhumpa Lahiri

"She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion." --Jonthan Franzen

"The authority she brings to the page is just lovely." --Elizabeth Strout

"She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive." --Jeffery Eugenides

"Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can."--Julian Barnes

"She is a short-story writer who...reimagined what a story can do." --Loorie Moore

"There's probably no one alive who's better at the craft of the short story." --Jim Shepard

"A true master of the form." --Salman Rushdie

"A wonderful writer." --Joyce Carol Oates
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About Alice Munro

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.
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