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Dear Life

Stories

By Alice Munro, 1931-

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE© IN LITERATURE 2013

New York Times Notable Book
Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco ChronicleVogue, AV Club


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 fiancée, 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.

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Dear Life : stories

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 813.54 Mun, Nonfiction
2 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • 813.54 Mun, Nonfiction
  • 813.54 Mun, Nonfiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • F Munro, Fiction
1 available at Southeast
  • F Munro, Fiction

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780307596888


Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Summary: 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.
Title: Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Subject: Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307596888 0307596885
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: 813.54 Mun
Oclc: 778424632
Upc:
Bib Id: 409629

Format: Book
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Summary: 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.
Title: Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.
Edition: 1st United States ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description: 319 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Fiction.
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : McClellan & Stewart Ltd., 2012.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
Contents: To reach Japan -- Amundsen -- Leaving Maverley -- Gravel -- Haven -- Pride -- Corrie -- Train -- In sight of the lake -- Dolly -- The eye -- Night -- Voices -- Dear life.
LCCN: 2012020455
ISBN: 9780307596888
ISBN: 0307596885
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 813.54 Mun