Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

And it was for her short stories! And she’s Canadian!

Check out her books (and the related movie) and see for yourself why she has earned the title “master of the modern short story”.  Some titles are readily downloadable as e-books (so you can get them right now!).

"Dear Life" by Alice MunroDear life : stories A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron.

Too Much Happiness : stories While some of the stories are traditional, set in “Alice Munro Country” in Ontario or in B.C., dealing with ordinary women’s lives, others have a new, sharper edge.

The View from Castle Rock : stories Alice Munro pieces her family’s history into gloriously imagined fiction.

"Away from Her" film based on an Alice Munro storyAway from Her (DVD) A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. Based on Alice Munro’s story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”.

"Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Alice MunroHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage : stories 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.

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