"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..."
-Sunday Times (UK)
"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
-The Financial Post