Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 704 pages, 8 × 5 × 2 in
Published: January 12, 1998
Publisher: Penguin Group Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140267751
ISBN - 13: 9780140267754
From the Publisher
"All of her characters, even the minor ones, are given histories. And in the end we are witness to eruptions of emotional earthquakes, large and small."
"Alice Munro is a great story writer...These stories are loosely woven and brilliantly wrought...she is unique, there is no one quite like her."
- A.S. Byatt, The Globe and Mail
"Takes your breath away..."
"A gallery of masterpieces...the arc of a life becomes a dazzling shuffle of a deck of photographs arranged as a story...Selected Stories
goes on the bookshelf with other masterworks of modern literature, with Chekov, Faulkner, Woolf. Munro, like these writers, tills her ordinary soil and digs into universal themes."
-The Financial Post
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 Yorker, as we
From Our Editors
Alice Munro is one of the finest living short story writers in Canada today, and perhaps even in the world. Her breadth of experience and understanding informs the personality of each of her characters, and her stories capture the precise moment and mood of heartbreak. Selected Stories brings together some of her most celebrated work, including writing from almost every point in her career. If you already own collections by Alice Munro, you won't want to miss this beautiful anthology, and if you've never read her before, this is the perfect place to start.