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Munro, Alice 1931-

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Works: 534 works in 2,156 publications in 10 languages and 64,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Short stories, Canadian  Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: PR9199.3.M8, 813.54
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Too much happiness : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,697 libraries worldwide
Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky, a late-nineteenth-century Russian é́migré and mathematician, on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. Here the author renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives
Runaway : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
64 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,493 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction captures the lives of women of all ages and circumstances, as they deal with the limits and lies of passion, unfulfilled dreams, motherhood, betrayal, and the bonds of love
The view from Castle Rock : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,282 libraries worldwide
A collections of stories about the Laidlaw family starting in the wilds of the Scottish Borders, their voyage to Canada, to stories set in Alice (Laidlaw) Munro's present time
Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
59 editions published between 1390 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,001 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by a practical joke and a lifelong philanderer who finds the tables turned
The love of a good woman : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
64 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,889 libraries worldwide
An anthology of stories probing the human psyche. In the title story, a woman prepares to put her life on the line to get a man. She will confront him with a murder he committed, at which point he might kill her, but if he doesn't she will have him in her power
Dear life : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
34 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,806 libraries worldwide
This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be
Open secrets : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
56 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,687 libraries worldwide
Eight stories whose protagonists are women. The story, Carried Away, is on a librarian's romance with a World War I soldier who on his return marries another. The soldier is killed in a factory accident and the librarian marries the factory owner. Another story, An Albanian Virgin, is on a bag lady kidnaped by tribesmen in her youth. By the author of Friend of My Youth
Friend of my youth : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
64 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,533 libraries worldwide
A view of men and women in contemporary crises: each story witnesses life's most intimate moments
Selected stories by Alice Munro( Book )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,489 libraries worldwide
Twenty-eight stories set in farms and small towns around Lake Huron. They include Dance of the Happy Shades, on a retired piano teacher, and Walker Brothers Cowboy, on two children making calls with their salesman father during the 1930s depression
Lives of girls and women by Alice Munro( Book )
109 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,415 libraries worldwide
A portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life
The progress of love by Alice Munro( Book )
78 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,313 libraries worldwide
Eleven stories, including "Miles City, Montanta", "Lichen", and "White dump", reveal the nature of power of love between children and parents, between siblings, and between estranged lovers
The moons of Jupiter : stories by Alice Munro( Book )
65 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
Themes of heartbreak and the sadness of aging women dominate this collection of stories by the renowned Canadian author
The beggar maid : stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,649 libraries worldwide
Interweaving stories tell of the evolving bond between practical, narrow-mainded Flo and her stepdaughter Rose, who manages to escape her small town life to achieve an equivocal success in the larger world
Dance of the happy shades and other stories by Alice Munro( Book )
71 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Fifteen stories about life in rural Ontario deal with adolescence, loneliness, broken hearts, an abandoned wife, family relations, blind dates, and an aspiring writer
Something I've been meaning to tell you...; thirteen stories by Alice Munro( Book )
46 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
"In the thirteen stories in her second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that led no less a critic than John Updike to compare her to Chekhov. The sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends in these stories shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future."--BOOK JACKET
Carried away : a selection of stories by Alice Munro( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
An array of short fiction, selected by the author and spanning the full range of her career, encompasses seventeen stories, drawn from such collections as The Beggar Maid, The Moons of Jupiter, and Runaway
Too much happiness stories by Alice Munro( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Tackling a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption, author Alice Munro delivers a masterfully crafted collection of short stories. In the title story, Too Much Love, Sonia Kovalevsky, a Russian bohemian, embarks on a winter-long journey across Europe with her love, discovering that love and monogamy are exactly the perfect match
Dear life by Alice Munro( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Alice Munro illuminates the moment a life is shaped, the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be
The best American short stories 2012 : selected from U. S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Tom Perrotta explains in his introduction that "all of [these stories] took me somewhere I didn't expect to go, and jolted me into that state of heightened awareness and emotional receptivity that's one of the great rewards of reading good fiction." The characters in these stories seek to discover something lacking in their life. Their stories take sharp and surprising turns and often reach dazzling conclusions. In Nathan Englander's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," a playful discussion between two married couples veers into darker territory, exposing a secret that might have been better left unspoken. Taiye Selasi writes a portrait of a motherless girl on the cusp of pubescence in Africa, where womanhood may not be something to be celebrated. "What's Important is Feeling: by Adam Wilson gives us a window onto a movie set where the narrator aches for something cinematic to happen in his life. Roxane Gay's "North Country" introduces us to an unlikely couple who circle each other in a wary dance of approach and avoidance. An unexpected visitor with a brown glass bottle kicks off a wonderfully strange fable about how we look at ourselves in Steven Millhauser's "Miracle Polish." Full of clear, idiosyncratic voices and intriguing points of view, this multifaceted collection will reward readers. And, as Perrotta unapologetically states, "By any standard, this year's batch of stories is pretty damn good."
The view from Castle Rock [stories] by Alice Munro( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
A collections of stories about the Laidlaw family starting in the wilds of the Scottish Borders, their voyage to Canada, to stories set in Alice (Laidlaw) Munro's present time
 
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Alternative Names
Laidlaw, Alice, 1931-
Laidlaw, Alice 1931- Frueherer Name
Laidlaw, Alice Ann
Laidlaw, Alice Ann, 1931-
Manro, Alise, 1931-
Munro, Alice
Munro, Alice Ann 1931
Munro, Alice Ann Laidlaw, 1931-
מאנרו, אליס, 1931-
מונרו, אליס, 1931-
マンロー, アリス
Languages
English (1,024)
German (2)
French (1)
Danish (1)
Romanian (1)
Persian (1)
Italian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
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