**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature**
Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. In these dazzling stories she deals with the self-discovery of adolescence, the joys and pains of love and the despair and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.
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A collection of fifteen short stories exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, based on the author's childhood in the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. From the author of SOMETHING I'VE BEEN MEANING TO TELL YOU, THEMOONS OF JUPITER and THE BEGGAR MAID.Review:
"The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today" ( The Times)
"The greatest living short story writer" (A. S. Byatt Sunday Times)
"A remarkable writer whose major characters emerge in shining clarity... A major talent is at work here" ( Los Angeles Times)
"Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts is almost Proustian in its sureness" ( New Statesman)
"Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last" ( Observer)
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