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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

A Wilderness Station

by (author) Alice Munro

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Short Stories (single author), Contemporary Women, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143196938
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $24.00

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From the 2013 Nobel laureate in Literature--and perhaps our most beloved author: a beautifully repackaged reissue of Alice Munro's Selected Stories (1968-1994), now retitled A Wilderness Station
     Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. To read these stories--about a traveling salesman and his children on an impromptu journey; an abandoned woman choosing between seduction and solitude--is to succumb to the spell of a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.

About the author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published ten previous books-Dance of the Happy Shades; Lives Of Girls And Women; Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Moons Of Jupiter; The Progress Of Love; Friend of My Youth; Open Secrets; The Love of a Good Woman; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage-as well as Selected Stories, an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work.

During her distinguished career, Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award in the United Kingdom and, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story.

In Canada, her prize-winning record is so extraordinary-three Governor General's Awards, two Giller Prizes (one of which was for Runaway), the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others-that it has been ironically suggested that as such a perennial winner, she no longer qualifies for new prizes. Abroad, acclaim continues to pour in. Both Runaway and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, and were chosen as one of the Books of the Year by The New York Times.

Alice Munro's stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, as well as in The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, and The Paris Review. She and her husband divide their time between Clinton (in “Alice Munro country”), Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

"Her stories are like few others. One most go back to Tolstoy and Chekhov ... for comparable largeness." --John Updike, The New York Times Book Review
"Munro is a great short story writer ... These stories are loosely woven and brilliantly wrought ... she is unique, there is no one quite like her." --A.S. Byatt, The Globe and Mail
"A wonderful sampling of vintage Munro ... For those who have never read her, there is no better place to begin. And for those long familiar with her writing, there remain surprises and rediscoveries." --San Francisco Chronicle
"[A] literary sensation ... told with such perfect pitch that the results are stunning." --USA Today

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