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Munro, Alice 1931-

Works: 993 works in 4,241 publications in 27 languages and 91,778 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Short stories, Canadian  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other, Conceptor, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, win, Honoree
Classifications: PR9199.3.M8, 813.54
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Too much happiness : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

127 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. 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, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky, a late-nineteenth-century Russian é́migré and mathematician, on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. Here the author renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives
Runaway : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

111 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction captures the lives of women of all ages and circumstances, as they deal with the limits and lies of passion, unfulfilled dreams, motherhood, betrayal, and the bonds of love
Dear life : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 3,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be
The view from Castle Rock : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

70 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 3,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collections of stories about the Laidlaw family starting in the wilds of the Scottish Borders, their voyage to Canada, to stories set in Alice (Laidlaw) Munro's present time
Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

91 editions published between 1390 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by a practical joke and a lifelong philanderer who finds the tables turned
The love of a good woman : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

86 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes - the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos hovering just under the surface of things, and the strange, often comical desires of the human heart." "Time stretches out in some of the stories: a man and a woman look back forty years to the summer they met - the summer, as it turns out, that the true nature of their lives was revealed. In others time is telescoped: a young girl finds in the course of an evening that the mother she adores, and whose fluttery sexuality she hopes to emulate, will not sustain her - she must count on herself." "Some choices are made - in a will, in a decision to leave home - with irrevocable and surprising consequences. At other times disaster is courted or barely skirted; when a mother has a startling dream about her baby; when a woman, driving her grandchildren to visit the lakeside haunts of her youth, starts a game that could have dangerous consequences."--Jacket
Lives of girls and women by Alice Munro( Book )

182 editions published between 1971 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life
Open secrets : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

83 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories whose protagonists are women. The story, Carried Away, is on a librarian's romance with a World War I soldier who on his return marries another. The soldier is killed in a factory accident and the librarian marries the factory owner. Another story, An Albanian Virgin, is on a bag lady kidnaped by tribesmen in her youth. By the author of Friend of My Youth
Selected stories by Alice Munro( Book )

75 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight stories set in farms and small towns around Lake Huron. They include Dance of the Happy Shades, on a retired piano teacher, and Walker Brothers Cowboy, on two children making calls with their salesman father during the 1930s depression
Friend of my youth : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

90 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of men and women in contemporary crises: each story witnesses life's most intimate moments
The progress of love by Alice Munro( Book )

113 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven stories, including "Miles City, Montana", "Lichen", and "White dump", reveal the nature of power of love between children and parents, between siblings, and between estranged lovers
The moons of Jupiter : stories by Alice Munro( Book )

96 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes of heartbreak and the sadness of aging women dominate this collection of stories by the renowned Canadian author
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
The beggar maid : stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro( Book )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and Korean and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving stories tell of the evolving bond between practical, narrow-mainded Flo and her stepdaughter Rose, who manages to escape her small town life to achieve an equivocal success in the larger world
Family furnishings : selected stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature-perhaps our most beloved author-a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994). By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro's has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership has skyrocketed worldwide. Now, Family Furnishings will bring us twenty-five of her most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, most of them set in the territory she has so brilliantly made her own: the small towns and flatlands of southwestern Ontario. Subtly honed with the author's hallmark precision, grace, and compassion, these stories illuminate the ordinary but quite extraordinary particularity in the lives of men, women, and children as they discover sex, fall in love, part, quarrel, head out into the unknown, suffer defeat, find a way to be in the world. As the Nobel Prize presentation speech reads in part: "Reading one of Alice Munro's texts is like watching a cat walk across a laid dinner table. A brief short story can often cover decades, summarizing a life, as she moves deftly between different periods. No wonder Alice Munro is often able to say more in thirty pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in three hundred. She is a virtuoso of the elliptical and ... the master of the contemporary short story.""--
Dance of the happy shades and other stories by Alice Munro( Book )

92 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories about life in rural Ontario deal with adolescence, loneliness, broken hearts, an abandoned wife, family relations, blind dates, and an aspiring writer
Something I've been meaning to tell you ... ; thirteen stories by Alice Munro( Book )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the thirteen stories in her second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that led no less a critic than John Updike to compare her to Chekhov. The sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends in these stories shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future. -- Book jacket
Carried away : a personal selection of stories by Alice Munro( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An array of short fiction, selected by the author and spanning the full range of her career, encompasses seventeen stories, drawn from such collections as The Beggar Maid, The Moons of Jupiter, and Runaway
Dear life by Alice Munro( Book )

74 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel verhalen over het leven in Canadese plattelandsstadjes tijdens of vlak na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Dear life by Alice Munro( Recording )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Munro illuminates the moment a life is shaped, the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.03 for Dear life ... to 0.69 for Dear life ...)

Runaway : stories
Runaway : storiesThe view from Castle Rock : storiesHateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : storiesThe love of a good woman : storiesLives of girls and womenOpen secrets : storiesSelected storiesFriend of my youth : stories
Alternative Names
Alice Ann Munro

Alice Munro

Alice Munro 1931-

Alice Munro Canadees schrijfster

Alice Munro canadisk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Alice Munro écrivaine canadienne

Alice Munro escritora canadense

Alice Munro Kanada romaanikirjanik

Alice Munro Kanadalı bir öykücü

Alice Munro kanadensisk författare

Alice Munro kanadesch Schrëftstellerin

Alice Munro Kanadiana a mannurat

Alice Munro kanadische Autorin

Alice Munro kanadisk manusforfattar og skribent

Alice Munro kanadisk manusforfatter og skribent

Alice Munro novel·lista canadenca

Alice Munro novelista canadense

Alice Munro novelista canadiense

Alice Munro romancieră canadiană

Alice Munro scrittrice canadese

Alice Munroová

Alice Munrová kanadská spisovateľka

Alise Manro

Elis Man­ro

Elis Munro

Laidlaw, Alice 1931-

Laidlaw , Alice Ann

Laidlaw, Alice Ann 1931-

Laidlaw, Alice Anne, 1931-

Manro, Alise, 1931-

Manro, Ėlis 1931-

Manro Éllïs

Mānrū, Ālīs, 1931-

Menluo 1931-

Menluo, Ailisi 1931-

Munro A.

Munro, Alice

Munro, Alice 1931-

Munro, Alice Ann 1931-

Munro, Alice Ann Laidlaw

Munro, Alice Ann Laidlaw, 1931-

Munro, Älis 1931-

Munro, Alys 1931-

Munro, Elis 1931-

Munroová, Alice, 1931-

Mūnrū, Ālīs, 1931-

Vaelis Munro 1931-

Valis Munro 1931-

Velis Munro 1931-

Άλις Μανρό Καναδή διηματογράφος

Алис Манро

Алис Монро

Еліс Манро

Манро Э. Э. 1931-

Манро Элис

Манро, Элис, 1931

Манро Эллис

Мунро Э. 1931-

Элис Манро Канада яҙыусыһы

Элис Манро канадская писательница

Элис Мунро

Эліс Манро

Эліс Мунро канадзкая навэлістка, ляўрэат Букераўскай прэміі, ляўрэат Нобэлеўскай прэміі па літаратуры

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אליס מונרו סופרת קנדית

מאנרו, אליס

מאנרו, אליס, 1931-

מונרו, אליס

מונרו, אליס, 1931-

מנרו, אליס

آليس مونرو

أليس مونرو، 1931-

آليس مونرو روائية كندية

آلیس مونرو

آلیس مونرو نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس کانادایی

ایلائس منرو ایلائس منرو کنیڈین مصنف ہیں جو کہ انگریزی زبان میں لکھتی ہیں۔

ایلس منرو

مانرو، آليس.

مانرو، آليس،, 1931-

مانرو ەللىيس

مونرو، ألس، 1931-

مونرو، آليس.

مونرو، آليس،, 1931-

مۇنرو, ئېلىس 1931-

ئالیس مونرۆ

एलिस मुनरो

ॲलिस मन्रो

অ্যালিস মানরো কানাডীয় ঔপন্যাসিক

ਐਲਿਸ ਮੁਨਰੋ

ஆலிஸ் முன்ரோ

ఆలిస్ మన్రో

ಅಲೈಸ್ ಮನ್ರೋ ಕೆನಡಾದ ಲೇಖಕ

ആലിസ് മൺറോ

อลิซ มุนโร

ელის მანრო

먼로, 앨리스 1931-

앨리스 먼로

앨리스 먼로 1931-


マンロー, アリス

マンロ, アリス 1931-