• "Munro’s insight is oddly uplifting… Cruelty and self-delusion beautifully described"

    William Leith, Evening Standard
  • "Stunning… All the stories are immaculate, but the title story is extraordinary… Read and marvel"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "Heart-stopping… Demonstrates her mastery of her craft"

    Clare Wigfall, Observer
  • "Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready"

    The Times
  • "Munro transcends the short form"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Munro's artistry ... recalls the close attention and cool detachment of a psychoanalyst"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Munro is so good that one gropes for superlatives...(her) stories read like short novels; entire lives comprehended in a peripheral glimpse, an uncanny anticipation, a sudden intuition"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Perfect for any lucky person who has not yet discovered her, and a treat for her die-hard fans"

  • "Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time"

    Margaret Atwood