Dance of the Happy Shades

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Penguin Books, 1997 - Canada - 227 pages
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User Review  - sonofcarc - LibraryThing

I didn't realize when reading this that it was Munro's first collection. That would explain why, as never before, I was able to detect Influences. The title story, and the shocking comic ending of "A ... Read full review

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The best thing about Alice Munro's stories are how easy they are to read and read, over and over again. I keep going back to them and finding some hidden pearls of wisom or a tale underneath a story ... Read full review

Contents

The Shining Houses
19
Thanks for the Ride
45
An Ounce of Cure
76
Copyright

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Alice Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario on July 10, 1931. She published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. She left the university in 1951 to get married and start a family. In 1972 she became Writer in Residence at the University of Western Ontario. Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968 and won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The View from Castle Rock, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for fiction for Who Do You Think You Are? and The Progress of Love, the Giller Prize for Runaway in 2004, the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Also, in 2013, her title Dear Life: Stories made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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