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A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968-1994 (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Munro is quite simply the best short-story writer ever. The recent Nobel Prize in Literature is just icing on the cake. This book brings together the best stories from the first half of her career, including my personal favorite “The Albanian Virgin.” Munro’s compassion and honesty will break your heart, and her artistry will leave you in awe.

— Rico

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A New York Times Editors' Choice Book

Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968-1994, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever.

A traveling salesman during the Depression takes his children with him on an impromptu visit to a former girlfriend. A poor girl steels herself to marry a rich fianc she can't quite manage to love. An abandoned woman tries to choose between the opposing pleasures of seduction and solitude. To read these stories is to succumb to the spell of a true narrative sorcerer, a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.

About the Author


Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories and a novel. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards, including two Giller Prizes, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, Granta, and many other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101970362
ISBN-10: 1101970367
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 688
Language: English
Series: Vintage International

 

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