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Lying Under the Apple Tree

Lying Under the Apple Tree

Author: Alice Munro
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"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). Spanning her last five collections and bringing together her finest work from the past fifteen years, this new selection of Alice Munro's stories infuses everyday lives with a wealth of nuance and insight. Beautifully observed and remarkably crafted, written with emotion and empathy, these stories are nothing short of perfection. It is a masterclass in the genre, from an author who deservedly lays claim to being one of the major fiction writers of our time.

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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** NEW SELECTED STORIES BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DEAR LIFE

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"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" Psychologies "Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time" Margaret Atwood "Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America" Jonathan Franzen "Alice Munro, winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize, is sometimes called the 'Canadian Chekhov' for her mastery of the short-story form. This new selection... proves that the nickname, for all that it's become a cliche, is well deserved" Time Out "Dazzling" New Statesman

Author description

Date: 2004-11-29 **Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2009, Alice Munro is the author of twelve collections of stories and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the W.H. Smith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada. Date: 2013-08-06 **Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099593775
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : April 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.54
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Alice Munro
  • : 448