- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (23 March 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781784700881
- ISBN-13: 978-1784700881
- ASIN: 1784700886
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#75,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #5978 in Contemporary Fiction (Books)
Lives of Girls and Women Paperback – 23 Mar 2015
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"I still feel that Alice Munro is mine. I am the perfect audience for her brand of quiet, seething feminism" (Lena Dunham)
"Munro is so good that one gropes for superlatives" (Daily Telegraph)
"Superb. Its dense weave of colour and texture offers manifold witty surprises and the poetry of place that is the hallmark of Munro’s stories" (Steve Davies Independent)
"In Munro's work, nothing can be predicted. Emotions erupt. Preconceptions crumble. Surprises proliferate" (Margaret Atwood)
"Her prose is exact and unflinching, coolly anatomising vengeful grudges, dark crimes and curdled emotions" (Guardian)
"The Nobel laureate’s mastery of the miniature is clear in this early portrait of small-town life" (Nicholas Lezard Guardian)
"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" (Jonathan Franzen)
"She knows us better than we know ourselves. She always has" (Washington Times)
"Reading Munro's cut-crystal prose is unadulterated pleasure" (Daily Telegraph)
"A compelling portrait of the artist as a young girl" (Maggie Doherty The Times Literary Supplement)
About the Author
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recently Dear Life and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage and in 2013 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.
She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
More than a rites of passage novel, this is about the changing hopes and ambitions-particularly women-of a generation stifled by the depression and war; the daily grind of existence. And as ever, Alice Munro is genius at relating the mundane and everyday into something that resonates with meaning to all people Quite simply; brilliant. Munro is a stand out writer even amongst Nobel winners.