Dear Life: Stories by Alice MunroDear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

Dear Life: Stories

byAlice Munro

Hardcover | October 13, 2012

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With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped -- the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories (set in the world Munro has made her own: the countryside and towns around Lake Huron) about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
ALICE MUNRO is the author of twelve collections of stories -- the most recent of which are Runaway, The View From Castle Rock, and Too Much Happiness -- as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and Selected Stories. Among the many awards and prizes she has received are: three Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prize...
Title:Dear Life: StoriesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.27 × 6.3 × 1.2 inShipping dimensions:9.27 × 6.3 × 1.2 inPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771064861

ISBN - 13:9780771064869


Rated 5 out of 5 by from she's simply the best and she's ours Every book of hers is like a box of small, rich chocolates, you know there is eventually going to be an end but you only take small, slow tiny bites to make them last. You read her sentences slowly "in small tiny bites" to better appreciate her mastery of our language in describing the simplest things and the most complex feelings. One of her best and apparently one of her most personal.
Date published: 2013-01-13

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Trillium Award Finalist - 2013

"It has become practically de rigeur to refer to Munro as 'our Chekhov'... But at this point in Munro's career, how much can it add? What is certain is this: She is our Munro. And how fortunate we are to call her that." -- New York Times Book Review