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Alice Munro
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories
 
 
Author
Alice Munro.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780375703638
Pages/Publication Date 340/1999
Daedalus Item Code 39149
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(Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Giller Prize) In this brilliant 1998 collection of eight stories, Nobel Laureate Alice Munro extends and magnifies her major themes: the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart. The layered storytelling that gives her work so strong a sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, in which the death of a local optometrist reveals an entire town, through the preadolescent boys who find his body, the man who probably killed him, and the woman who must decide what to do about what she might know.

"Like all great writers, she helps sharpen perception.... Her imagination is fearless ... a better book of stories can scarcely be imagined."Washington Post Book World

"Long ago, Virginia Woolf described George Eliot as one of the few writers 'for grown-up people.' The same might today, and with equal justice, be said of Alice Munro."NYTBR

 
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