Author(s): Alice Munro
A remarkable early collection of stories by Alice Munro, the bestselling author of Dear Life, and one of the greatest fiction writers of our time.
'Alice Munro's stories are miraculous'
'No one else can - or should be allowed to - write like the great Alice Munro'
'She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted'
'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell- they are made to last'
'She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive'
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** A remarkable early collection of stories by Alice Munro, the bestselling author of Dear Life, and one of the greatest fiction writers of our time.
"She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted" Daily Telegraph "Munro is so good one gropes for superlatives" Daily Telegraph "Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America" -- Jonathan Franzen "Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time" -- Margaret Atwood
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.