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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You by Alice Munro
  

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Perhaps the greatest contemporary short story writer we have produces yet another gem. If you haven’t discovered her do so now, if you don’t like short stories these will make you change your mind. They really are very special. With an interesting style and spot-on observations you won’t always see how they end but when one does, you just have to move on to the next. Read her.

If you like Alice Munro you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor and Edna O'Brien.

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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You by Alice Munro

'Alice Munro's stories are miraculous.' Sunday Times

'No one else can - or should be allowed to - write like the great Alice Munro.' Julian Barnes

'She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted.' Daily Telegraph

'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last.' Observer

'She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive.' Jeffrey Eugenides


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Reviews

'She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted .'

-Daily Telegraph

'Munro is so good one gropes for superlatives.'

-Daily Telegraph

'Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America.'

- Jonathan Franzen

'Alice Munro is among the major writers of English fiction of our time.'

- Margaret Atwood

About the Author

Alice Munro

Alice Munro is the author of The Beggar Maid (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) a novel and several outstanding collections of stories, including Open Secrets (winner of the WHSmith Literary Award), and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and she is a winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Prize in her native Canada. She was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Publication date

27th November 2014

Author

Alice Munro

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Author's Website

alicemunro.ca/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9781784700898

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