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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories and a novel. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards, including two Giller Prizes, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, Granta, and many other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Port Hope, Canada, on Lake Ontario.

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Away from Her

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $10.00

Alice Munro has long been heralded for her penetrating, lyrical prose, and in “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” – the basis for Sarah Polley’s film Away From Her — her prodigious talents are once again on display. As she follows Grant, a retired professor whose wife Fiona begins gradually to... Read more >
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Away from Her

Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $7.99

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The Beggar Maid
Stories of Flo and Rose
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $15.95

In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people’s airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. The other is Rose, Flo’s stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow leaves the small town she... Read more >
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The Beggar Maid
Stories of Flo and Rose
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Carried Away
A Personal Selection of Stories
Written by Alice Munro
Introduction by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $26.00

Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career.

Alice Munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. The stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of... Read more >

Dance of the Happy Shades
And Other Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Dance of the Happy Shades
And Other Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1998
Price: $15.95

In these fifteen short stories—her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career—Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on farms, by river marshes, in the lonely towns and new suburbs of western Ontario... Read more >
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Dear Life
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, Vogue, 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... Read more >

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Dear Life
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95

A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time.

Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story... Read more >

Dear Life
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Demasiada felicidad

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.95

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Demasiada felicidad

Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

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November 11, 2014
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Family Furnishings
Selected Stories, 1995-2014
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $30.00

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Family Furnishings
Selected Stories, 1995-2014
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $14.99

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Friend of My Youth
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $15.95

The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro’s Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience.

“[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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Friend... Read more >
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Friend of My Youth
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95

In the nine breathtaking stories that make up her celebrated tenth collection, Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.

A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager’s practical... Read more >
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Lives of Girls and Women
A Novel
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.95

The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman—is an insightful, honest book, “autobiographical in form but not in fact,” that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940’s.

Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father’s... Read more >
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Lives of Girls and Women
A Novel
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Love of a Good Woman
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Love of a Good Woman
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $15.95

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes—the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart.

Time stretches out in some of the stories... Read more >
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Mi vida querida
(Dear Life, Spanish-language)
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.95

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Mi vida querida
(Dear Life, Spanish-language)
Written by Alice Munro


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

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The Moons of Jupiter

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $15.95

In these endlessly surprising stories, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in The Moons of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time.

“How does one know when one is in the grip of art, a major... Read more >
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