Penguin Modern Classics Runaway

by Alice Munro

Penguin Canada | August 31, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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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: 296 pages, 7.75 × 5.09 × 0.79 in

Published: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143177397

ISBN - 13: 9780143177395

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Penguin Modern Classics Runaway

by Alice Munro

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 296 pages, 7.75 × 5.09 × 0.79 in

Published: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143177397

ISBN - 13: 9780143177395

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 sixteen 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; Selected Stories; The Love of a Good Woman; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; Alice Munro’s Best, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the recent Nobel Prize in Literature which cited her as “a master of the contemporary short story.”

Here at home she has won too many awards to list, including three Governor General’s Literary Awards, two Giller Prizes, several Trillium Prizes and a number of Libris Awards. Elsewhere she has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, Italy’s Pescara prize, the United States’ National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

Alice Munro divides her time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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