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Runaway

by Alice Munro

Penguin Group Canada | October 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Runaway is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.

The incomparable Alice Munro''s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises. In Munro''s hands, the people she writes about—women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children—become as vivid as our own neighbours. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.9 in

Published: October 1, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143050710

ISBN - 13: 9780143050711

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runaway I found this a readable book. Different for me as of the different stories in one book. The story Runaway I did not enjoy, thought is was unfinished or missing something. But did find the others readable. Not fantastic as described by many others. And I am Canadian...
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runaway A good storybook , engrossing tales of women in everyday life.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! The latest masterpiece by arguably the best living Canadian writer! Her stories are incredibly truthful and heartfelt - a must read for anyone who loves to read about real life and emotions.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Munro What a wonderful book, Alice Munro has done it again with these short stories.
Date published: 2005-09-29

– More About This Product –

Runaway

by Alice Munro

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.9 in

Published: October 1, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143050710

ISBN - 13: 9780143050711

From the Publisher

The incomparable Alice Munro''s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises. In Munro''s hands, the people she writes about—women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children—become as vivid as our own neighbours. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.

About the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published ten previous 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 ; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage —as well as Selected Stories , an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work. During her distinguished career, Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award 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. In Canada, her prize-winning record is so extraordinary—three Governor General’s Awards, two Giller Prizes (one of which was for Runaway ), the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others—that it has been ironically suggested that as such a perennial winner, she no longer qualifies for new prizes. Abroad, acclaim continues to pour in. Both Runaway and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, and were chosen as one of the Books of the Year by The New York Times . Alice Munro’s stories appear regularly in The New Y
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Editorial Reviews

"Runaway may very well be the synthesizing work of one of literature’s keenest investigators into the human soul." —USA Today

"She is one of those few living writers who, in the way of the greats, must simply be read." —The Globe and Mail

"Wise, compelling, and quite simply brilliant, Runaway is a gift to all of us." —Jane Urquhart, National Post

"The great Alice Munro proves again why short-story writers bow down to her." —Vanity Fair
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