Alice Munro's Best

Alice Munro's Best

Selected Stories

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
3
In her lengthy and fascinating introduction Margaret Atwood says Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time. . . . Among writers themselves, her name is spoken in hushed tones. This splendid gift edition is sure to delight Alice Munro's growing body of admirers, what Atwood calls her devoted international readership. Long-time fans of her stories will enjoy meeting old favourites, where their new setting in this book may reveal new sides to what once seemed a familiar story; devoted followers may even dispute the exclusion of a specially-beloved story. Readers lucky enough to have found her recently will be delighted, as one masterpiece succeeds another. The 17 stories are carefully arranged in the order in which she wrote them, which allows us to follow the development of her range. A Wilderness Station, for example, breaks short story rules by taking us right back to the 1830s then jumping forward more than 100 years. The Albanian Virgin destroys the idea that her stories are set in B.C. or in Ontario's Alice Munro Country. And The Bear Came Over the Mountain, the story behind the film Away From Her, takes us far from the world of young girls learning about sex into unflinching old age. This is a book to read slowly, savouring each story. It deserves a place in every Canadian book-lover's library.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2008, c2006
ISBN: 9780771065200
0771065205
Branch Call Number: MUN
Characteristics: xviii, 509 p. ;,24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

p
PaulaBlix
Jan 05, 2015

If you like Alice Munro, try Edith Pearlman. Her stories are among the best I've ever read. She has a new collection coming out Jan 6, 2015.

r
Ron@Ottawa
Aug 15, 2014

This is my first exposure to short stories by Munro. The experience has exceeded my expectation and I can see why she won the Nobel prize in literature, deservedly. I am now a fan!

j
JoanGlossop
Jul 06, 2014

If there are 3 Alice Munro's Best on the shelves, how can I be number 9 in the list? How does this work?
Thanks for your reply,
Joan

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
PMPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top