Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International)

By: Alice Munro

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013
A "New York Times" Notable Book
A "Washington Post" Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: "The Atlantic, "NPR, "San Francisco Chronicle," "Vogue," "AV Club
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In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate. Her characters are flawed and fully human: a soldier returning from war and avoiding his fiancee, a wealthy woman deciding whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mother and her neglected children, a guilt-ridden father, a young teacher jilted by her employer. Illumined by Munro's unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns. And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro's own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, "Dear Life "shows how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.

Title: Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International)

Author Name: Alice Munro

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Vintage: July 2013

ISBN Number: 0307743721

ISBN Number 13: 9780307743725

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 690964

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