Dance Of The Happy Shade

by Alice Munro
Foreword by Annie Proulx

Penguin Group Canada | June 24, 2005 | Trade Paperback |

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In the stories that make up Dance of the Happy Shades, the deceptive calm of small-town life is brought memorably to the page, revealing the countryside of Southwestern Ontario to be home to as many small sufferings and unanticipated emotions as any place. This is the book that earned Alice Munro a devoted readership and established her as one of Canada''s most beloved writers.

Winner of the Governor General''s Award for Fiction, Dance of the Happy Shades is Alice Munro''s first short story collection.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 216 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: June 24, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143051431

ISBN - 13: 9780143051435

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Dance Of The Happy Shade

Dance Of The Happy Shade

by Alice Munro
Foreword by Annie Proulx

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 216 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: June 24, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143051431

ISBN - 13: 9780143051435

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In the stories that make up Dance of the Happy Shades, the deceptive calm of small-town life is brought memorably to the page, revealing the countryside of Southwestern Ontario to be home to as many small sufferings and unanticipated emotions as any place. This is the book that earned Alice Munro a devoted readership and established her as one of Canada''s most beloved writers.

Winner of the Governor General''s Award for Fiction, Dance of the Happy Shades is Alice Munro''s first short story collection.

About the Author

ALICE MUNRO grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven books— Dance of the Happy Shades ; Lives of Girls and Women ; Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You ; Who Do You Think You Are? ; The Moons of Jupiter ; The Progress of Love ; Friend of My Youth ; Open Secrets ; The Love of a Good Woman ; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage ; and Runaway —as well as Selected Stories , an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work. During her distinguished career, Alice Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, in the United Kingdom, and, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and Runaway were both chosen as one of the Books of Year by The New York Times . In Canada, her prize-winning record is extraordinary: three Governor General’s Awards, two Giller Prize Awards, the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others. Alice Munro’s stories appear regularly in The New Yorker , as well as The Atlantic Monthly , Saturday Night , and The Paris Review . She and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox,
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