Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage: stories

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Penguin Canada, Apr 3, 2008 - Fiction - 284 pages
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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

First off, I can't believe this is my first Alice Munro book, unless I've read one long ago and forgotten it. I was slow to warm up to her but I mainly blame that on having just finished several phenomenally great novels. By the end though, I can't help but give this 5 stars. Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis.shepherd - LibraryThing

Alice Munro is one of my favorite authors. She has a wonderful talent for seeing into the hearts and minds of people in ways to which we can all relate. This is an excellent collection. The final ... Read full review

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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 (1968), won a Governor General's Award, which is Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The Beggar Maid, The View from Castle Rock, and Too Much Happiness. She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for Who Do You Think You Are? and the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work. In 1980 she held the position of Writer in Residence at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Queensland. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly.

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