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  • Munro is one of my all-time favourite writers. She seems to really see people, like a mind reader who knows what her characters are thinking before they do do, and tells their stories with simplicity and empathy.

    Natasha Lunn, Red
  • Runaway is so good I don't want to talk about it. Quotation can't do the book justice, and neither can synopsis. The way to do it justice is to read it. Read Munro! Read Munro!

    Jonathan Franzen, New York Times Book Review
  • Millions of words have been spilt in attempts to tell us exactly what it means to be human. In Runaway, Munro performs that very miracle

    The Times
  • A beautiful, echoing collection, and a demonstration of perfected and unflinching form

    Ali Smith, Scotsman
  • These stories are breathtaking - they leave you winded with their toughness and brilliance

    Helen Simpson, Guardian

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