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Dear Life: Stories (Prebound)

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If rumors are to be believed, this is Alice Munro's last book. She claims she is retiring from writing (though she said the same thing several years ago), and while the thought is devastating, it gives new meaning to this collection. Munro writes about her own childhood here, in four stories that she says are "the closest things I have to say about my own life." Dear Life is beautifully illuminating. To call these novels compressed into stories does not do them justice--they are stories, brilliantly executed and in a class of their own. I didn't want any of them to end, but when they did, it was perfect.

— Kat

The very deserving recipient of last year’s Nobel Prize for Literature
delivers another beautiful and heartbreaking collection of stories.
Filled with simple, honest moments that reveal the depths of her
all-too-human characters, Munro’s writing appears effortless, but the
casual asides, detours, and odd details are the precise and
compassionate brushstrokes of a master painting tableaus of uncanny
artistry and power. The book is simply dazzling.

— Rico

About the Author


Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, "Lives of Girls and Women, "and two volumes of "Selected Stories." During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England's W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, "and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606350952
ISBN-10: 0606350950
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: July 30th, 2013
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
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Last Updated At: 10/17/2020 02:41am
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