Family furnishings: selected stories, 1995-2014

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"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. Sublty 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.""--
"A selection of short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author, Alice Munro"--
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author2-roleMunro, Alice,1931-Bear came over the mountain.
Munro, Alice,1931-Children stay.
Munro, Alice,1931-Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage.
Munro, Alice,1931-Jakarta.
Munro, Alice,1931-Love of a good woman.
Munro, Alice,1931-My mother's dream.
Munro, Alice,1931-Passion.
Munro, Alice,1931-Post and beam.
Munro, Alice,1931-Runaway.
Munro, Alice,1931-Soon.
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