Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Paperback - 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, Ont. : Penguin Books of Canada, 1998, c1996.
ISBN: 9780140267754
Characteristics: xvii, 686 pages ;,21 cm.


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Jul 03, 2020

I love reading stories written by Alice Munro. They portray small slices of daily life capturing the brilliance of a day, the glow of a friendship, the delight of ice cream, the joy of being. They also display human greed, pettiness as well as brilliance and love. I find it all in her stories.

Oct 17, 2018

Alice Munro is one of the best short story writers of all time.

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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