Modern Classics Something Ive Been Meaning To Tell You

by Alice Munro
Foreword by David A Richards

Penguin Canada | April 4, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Modern Classics Something Ive Been Meaning To Tell You is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
"Alice Munro is one of the great story writers... this collection of stories empathically, wondrously proves it.”
—David Adams Richards

In the thirteen rich stories that make up Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that have won her comparisons to Chekhov. Exploring the mysteries, dangers, joys, and bewilderment in the lives of ordinary girls and women, Munro tells of sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends who shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 232 pages, 7.76 × 5.07 × 0.69 in

Published: April 4, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054988

ISBN - 13: 9780143054986

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read This is my first Alice Munro but it certainly won't be my last.  It is like being with an old friend and having her talk about her day.  There are no pretensions of grandeur, just the clever use of ordinary words.  A delight from beginning to end. 
Date published: 2013-12-03

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Modern Classics Something Ive Been Meaning To Tell You

Modern Classics Something Ive Been Meaning To Tell You

by Alice Munro
Foreword by David A Richards

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 232 pages, 7.76 × 5.07 × 0.69 in

Published: April 4, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054988

ISBN - 13: 9780143054986

From the Publisher

"Alice Munro is one of the great story writers... this collection of stories empathically, wondrously proves it.”
—David Adams Richards

In the thirteen rich stories that make up Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that have won her comparisons to Chekhov. Exploring the mysteries, dangers, joys, and bewilderment in the lives of ordinary girls and women, Munro tells of sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends who shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future.

From the Jacket

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

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

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