Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Progress of Love
  • Written by Alice Munro
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780375724701
  • Our Price: $15.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Progress of Love

Buy now from Random House

  • The Progress of Love
  • Written by Alice Munro
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307814562
  • Our Price: $11.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Alice MunroAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alice Munro


List Price: $11.99


On Sale: December 21, 2011
Pages: 320 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81456-2
Published by : Vintage Knopf
The Progress of Love Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Progress of Love
  • Email this page - The Progress of Love
  • Print this page - The Progress of Love
Synopsis|Table of Contents



Alice Munro, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, The Love of a Good Woman, is widely acknowledged as a modern master of the short story. In this earlier collection, she demonstrates all of those strengths that have won her so many literary accolades.

A divorced woman returns to her childhood home where she confronts the memory of her parents' confounding yet deep bond. The accidental near-drowning of a child exposes the fragility of the trust between children and parents. A young man, remembering a terrifying childhood incident, wrestles with the responsibility he has always felt for his younger brother. In these and other stories Alice Munro proves once again a sensitive and compassionate chronicler of our times. Drawing us into the most intimate corners of ordinary lives, she reveals much about ourselves, our choices, and our experiences of love.

Table of Contents

The Progress of Love


Monsieur les Deux Chapeaux

Miles City, Montana


The Moon in the Orange Street Skating Rink

Jesse and Meribeth


A Queer Streak

Circle of Prayer

White Dump
Alice Munro

About Alice Munro

Alice Munro - The Progress of Love

Photo © Derek Shapton

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published fourteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, 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, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 


Alice Munro nació en 1931 en Wingham, Ontario, y se graduó de la Universidad de Western Ontario. Es autora de doce colecciones de cuentos, dos novelas, y una novela publicada en 1971, nunca traducida al castellano.
A lo largo de su carrera, Munro ha recibido premios de mucho prestigio, y en 2013 recibe el Premio Nobel de Literatura. Conocida como la “Chéjov canadiense”, ella misma se declara en deuda con autoras de la talla de Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter y Eudora Welty. Actualmente la autora vive parte del año en Clinton, Ontario, y parte en Comox, en la Columbia Británica. Demasiada felicidad es su colección de cuentos más reciente. 

Praise | Awards


"One of the foremost contemporary practitioners of the short story."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Alice Munro is a born teller of tales."--The Washington Post

"Throughout this remarkable collection moments of insight flash from the pages like lightning, not necessarily providing answers--more likely showing the way to new questions."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Praise from fellow writers:

“Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does.” —Jhumpa Lahiri

“She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion.” —Jonthan Franzen

“The authority she brings to the page is just lovely.” —Elizabeth Strout

“She’s the most savage writer I’ve ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive.” —Jeffery Eugenides

“Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can.”—Julian Barnes

“She is a short-story writer who…reimagined what a story can do.” —Loorie Moore

“There’s probably no one alive who’s better at the craft of the short story.” —Jim Shepard

“A true master of the form.” —Salman Rushdie

“A wonderful writer.” —Joyce Carol Oates


WINNER 2009 Man Booker International Prize
WINNER 2013 Nobel Prize

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: