And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro’s own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, perilous, Dear Life shows how strange, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.
Dear Life: Stories Vintage International #ad - Illumined by munro’s unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns.
Runaway Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own. Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, is incapable of leaving her husband, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, to three stories about a woman named Juliet and the emotions that complicate the luster of her intimate relationships.
. In munro’s hands, parents, lovers, and their friends, the people she writes about–women of all ages and circumstances, and children–become as vivid as our own neighbors. Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013this acclaimed, bestselling collection also contains the celebrated stories that inspired the Pedro Almodóvar film Julieta.
Too Much Happiness Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Other tales uncover the “deep-holes” in a marriage, and, the unsuspected cruelty of children, in the long title story, the yearnings of a nineteenth-century female mathematician. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion.
With clarity and ease, alice munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. In the first story a young wife and mother, suffering from the unbearable pain of losing her three children, gains solace from a most surprising source.
Too Much Happiness Vintage International #ad - Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013in the her tenth collection the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship, Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.
A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical joke. An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife’s nursing-home romance. Hateship, friendship, loveship, marriage is Munro at her best, Courtship, tirelessly observant, serenely free of illusion, deeply and gloriously humane.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories Vintage International #ad - A college student visiting her brassy, unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life.
The Moons of Jupiter Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013in these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in the moons of jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time, regret, coming to view their past selves with an anger, and infinite compassion that communicate themselves to us with electrifying force.
Friend of My Youth: Stories Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013the ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. Friend of my youth is a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt.
Michiko kakutani, New York Times.
Lives of Girls and Women: A Novel Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, and death, birth, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. Del jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother.
When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women-her mother, Naomi, an agnostic, opinionted woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.
Lives of Girls and Women: A Novel Vintage International #ad - All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life. Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013the only novel from alice munro-award-winning author of the love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, "autobiographical in form but not in fact, honest book, " that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's.
The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women.
The Progress of Love Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Drawing us into the most intimate corners of ordinary lives, our choices, she reveals much about ourselves, and our experiences of love. Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013alice munro, the love of a good woman, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, is widely acknowledged as a modern master of the short story.
The accidental near-drowning of a child exposes the fragility of the trust between children and parents. In these and other stories Alice Munro proves once again a sensitive and compassionate chronicler of our times. A young man, remembering a terrifying childhood incident, wrestles with the responsibility he has always felt for his younger brother.
The Progress of Love Vintage International #ad - In this earlier collection, she demonstrates all of those strengths that have won her so many literary accolades. A divorced woman returns to her childhood home where she confronts the memory of her parents' confounding yet deep bond.
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - At other times disaster is courted or barely skirted: when a mother has a startling dream about her baby; when a woman, driving her grandchildren to visit the lakeside haunts of her youth, starts a game that could have dangerous consequences. Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013in eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart.
Time stretches out in some of the stories: a man and a woman look back forty years to the summer they met--the summer, as it turns out, that the true nature of their lives was revealed. Large, moving, profound--these are stories that extend the limits of fiction. In others time is telescoped: a young girl finds in the course of an evening that the mother she adores, and whose fluttery sexuality she hopes to emulate, will not sustain her--she must count on herself.
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories Vintage International #ad - Some choices are made--in a will, in a decision to leave home--with irrevocable and surprising consequences. The rich layering that gives alice munro's work so strong a sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, to the man who probably killed him, in which the death of a local optometrist brings an entire town into focus--from the preadolescent boys who find his body, to the woman who must decide what to do about what she might know.
Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Winner of the nobel prize® in literature 2013vintage readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. Vintage munro includes stories from throughout her career: the title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Hateship, Courtship, and “Carried Away, Marriage; “Differently, ” from Selected Stories, Loveship, Friendship, ” from Open Secrets.
In munro’s hands, as in chekhov’s, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world—and to astonish us again and again. Chicago tribune in an unbroken procession of brilliant, revelatory short stories, Alice Munro has unfolded the wordless secrets that lie at the heart of all human experience.
Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition Vintage International #ad - . She has won three governor general’s Literary Awards in her native Canada, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Of Love and Other Demons Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - And into her cell stumbles father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. He has fallen in love – and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery.
. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. Unsettling and indelible, of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man. Available for the first time in ebook!on her twelfth birthday, sierva maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog.