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 [...]
A collection of stories that captures the essence of life. It includes stories that build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.
Klappentext. A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories (set in the world Munro has made her own: the countryside and [...]
Informationen zum Autor. Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's [...]
In this exhilarating series of interweaving stories, Alice Munro re-creates the evolving bond--one that is both constricting and empowering--between two women in the course of almost forty years.
A selection of short fiction drawn from the author's seven collections spans almost thirty years of work and includes twenty-eight tales dealing with such themes as love, parents and children, seduction, marriage, sex, murder, dreams, and death.
A collection of stories captures the lives of characters ranging in from childhood and adolescence to old age, including those of two sisters bound together by unrequited loves past and present, a young girl's passion for a barnstorming pilot, and a woman dealing with her [...]
A young soldier, returning to his fiancee from the Second World War, steps off the train before his stop and onto the farm of another woman, beginning a life on the move. This book ends with four powerful pieces, 'autobiographical in feeling', set during the time of [...]
Features three stories connected into one narrative about Juliet - who escapes from teaching at a girls' school and throws herself into a wild and passionate love match. This work is about the power and betrayals of love, about lost children, and lost chances.
In this collection of Munro's stories, whole lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories that bring the past bubbling up to the surface. And as her characters discover, the past is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't.
In 1818, James Laidlaw left the Edinburgh's Castle Rock and sailed to the new world with his family. This book presents the story of the shepherds from the Ettrick Valley and their descendants who are a Spartan lot, who kept to themselves; showing off was frowned on, and [...]
A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron.