Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Book - 1998
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"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."
- Newsday

"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 universal themes."
- The Financial Post

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Books, c1998
ISBN: 9780140267754
0140267751
Branch Call Number: FIC Munro 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 686 p

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wplclaire Sep 17, 2012

Short stories are not everyone's idea of a great read - some of us just don't enjoy the format. But if you're willing to give them a try, this is an excellent overview of a magnificent writer's work. It's amazing how much Munro conveys with her deceptively simple style.

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