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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
ISBN: 978-0-679-73270-9 (0-679-73270-5)

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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Open Secrets
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 7, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75562-3 (0-679-75562-4)

In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and an eccentric recluse who, in the course of one surpassingly odd dinner party, inadvertently lands herself a wealthy suitor from exotic Australia. Munro shows us how one... Read more >
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The Progress of Love

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 12, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72470-1 (0-375-72470-2)

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... Read more >
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Runaway

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7791-5 (1-4000-7791-5)

The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband, to three stories about a woman named... Read more >
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Selected Stories, 1968-1994

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76674-2 (0-679-76674-X)

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. In her Selected Stories, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are... Read more >
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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
13 Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70748-3 (0-375-70748-4)

Few writers have perfected the technique of the short story as Alice Munro has. She writes with deceptive simplicity and an extraordinary power of re-creation. Here, in Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, is her familiar coterie of small-town types and her astonishing evocations of the happiness, pain, and pathos... Read more >
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Too Much Happiness

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39034-9 (0-307-39034-9)

Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what... Read more >
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Too Much Happiness
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26976-8 (0-307-26976-0)

Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

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... Read more >
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The View from Castle Rock

Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7792-2 (1-4000-7792-3)

Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet.

A young boy, taken to Edinburgh’s Castle Rock to look across the sea to America, catches a glimpse of his father’s... Read more >

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Vintage Munro
Nobel Prize Edition
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7356-8 (0-8041-7356-7)

Here is the perfect introduction to Alice Munro's brilliant, revelatory short stories in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience. 

Vintage Munro includes stories from throughout her career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage... Read more >
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Babylon and Other Stories

Written by Alix Ohlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3139-9 (1-4000-3139-7)

In their various locales—from Montreal (where a prosthetic leg casts a furious spell on its beholders) to New Mexico (where a Soviet-era exchange student redefines home for his hosts)—the characters in Babylon are coming to terms with life’s epiphanies, for good or ill.

They range from the very young who, confronted... Read more >
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Inside

Written by Alix Ohlin


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59692-5 (0-307-59692-3)

From the highly acclaimed author of The Missing Person and Babylon and Other Stories, a resonant novel of entwined lives and a woman with an unsettling ability to broach the innermost dynamics of the people around her.

When Grace, an exceedingly competent and devoted therapist in Montreal, stumbles across a man who... Read more >
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The Missing Person

Written by Alix Ohlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3138-2 (1-4000-3138-9)

A powerful debut set in New Mexico over a long hot summer of surprises and discoveries.

Lynn Fleming happily abandoned dusty Albuquerque to study art history in New York, but when her younger brother disappears she reluctantly answers their mother’s summons and returns home. Although she soon finds Wylie among the eco-warriors... Read more >
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Signs and Wonders

Written by Alix Ohlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74379-4 (0-307-74379-9)

These sixteen stories by the much-celebrated Alix Ohlin illuminate the connections between all of us—connections we choose to break, those broken for us, and those we find and make in spite of ourselves.

“Smart, satisfying, surprising stories. Ohlin has a big, calm, seductive talent.” —Joy Williams

“Ohlin has a marvelous will to... Read more >
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Anil's Ghost
A Novel
Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 24, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72437-4 (0-375-72437-0)

With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing.

Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka... Read more >

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76786-2 (0-679-76786-X)

Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso... Read more >
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Coming Through Slaughter

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76785-5 (0-679-76785-1)

Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of... Read more >
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Divisadero

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27932-3 (0-307-27932-4)

From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time.

In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm... Read more >
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The English Patient

Written by Michael Ondaatje
Introduction by Pico Iyer


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70087-2 (0-307-70087-9)

Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize–winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. Hana, the grieving nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the emotionally detached Indian sapper, Kip—each is haunted in different ways by the riddle of the man... Read more >

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The English Patient

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 1993
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74520-4 (0-679-74520-3)

Winner of the Booker Prize

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, The English Patientl traces the  intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English... Read more >

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Handwriting
Poems
Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70541-0 (0-375-70541-4)

Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler. It is a collection of exquisitely crafted poems of delicacy and power--poems about love, landscape, and the sweep of history set in the poet's first home, Sri Lanka. The falling away of culture is juxtaposed with an individual's... Read more >
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In the Skin of a Lion

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77266-8 (0-679-77266-9)

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters... Read more >
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Running in the Family

Written by Michael Ondaatje


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 1993
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74669-0 (0-679-74669-2)

Ondaatje, the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient, was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to a privileged, highly eccentric family of mixed Dutch, Sinhalese, and Tamil ancestry.  His parents separated, and he left Ceylon when he was eleven, eventually settling in Canada.  In this book, he describes returning, almost twenty-five years... Read more >
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Consumption

Written by Kevin Patterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27894-4 (0-307-27894-8)

Born in the 1950s, Victoria knows nothing but the nomadic life of the Inuit until, at age ten, she is sent to a sanitarium to recover from tuberculosis. Six years later, she returns to a radically different world, a stranger to her family and culture. She marries a non-Inuit, Robertson; as... Read more >
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Country of Cold
Stories
Written by Kevin Patterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72217-9 (0-385-72217-6)

A Vintage Tales Book.

Graduating from high school in a small Canadian town, you are immediately faced with two stark choices: leave or stay. Country of Cold follows the stories of a disparate group of Dunsmuir, Manitoba’s class of 1980, most of whom leave, imagining that life happens elsewhere. They flee to... Read more >
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