By Alice Munro
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
A New York Times extraordinary Book
A Washington Post remarkable paintings of Fiction
A most sensible publication of the 12 months: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club
In tale after tale during this wonderful new assortment, Alice Munro pinpoints the instant somebody is without end altered by means of an opportunity stumble upon, an motion no longer taken, or an easy coincidence. Her characters are wrong and completely human: a soldier getting back from warfare and heading off his fiancée, a filthy rich lady determining no matter if to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mom and her ignored young ones, a guilt-ridden father, a tender instructor jilted by means of her service provider. Illumined by way of Munro’s unflinching perception, those lives draw us in with their quiet intensity and shock us with unforeseen turns. And whereas such a lot are set in her signature territory round Lake Huron, a few strike even toward domestic: an mind-blowing suite of 4 autobiographical stories bargains an exceptional glimpse into Munro’s personal youth. Exalted by way of her readability of imaginative and prescient and her remarkable reward for storytelling, Dear lifestyles shows how unusual, perilous, and impressive usual lifestyles may be.