WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. In these dazzling stories she deals with the self-discovery of adolescence, the joys and pains of love and the despair and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.
The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today
The greatest living short story writer
A remarkable writer whose major characters emerge in shining clarity... A major talent is at work here
Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts is almost Proustian in its sureness
Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last