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Lives of Girls and Women
Penguin Modern Classics Edition
By (author): Alice Munro
9780735234659 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Women Mar 02, 2021
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.2 x 7.99 x 0.65 in | 0.46 lb 248 pages Penguin Canada
A mother and daughter, caged with the internal strife of stifled desires, trapped ambition, and silenced dreams, seeking more in the world beyond home.

“There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women.” Del Jordan and her mother long for more outside of their small home town of Jubilee, though they cannot say so, at the risk of inviting the ire of the town. In her distinctive literary style, Munro presents a thought-provoking cycle on two women coping with the claustrophobic habits and norms of small town life competing with their greater ambitions and desires to leave. But do all roads ultimately lead back home?

Publication History: Penguin Canada, TR (08/14)

NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR: Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013

TOPICAL: Munro’s stories touch upon feminist ideas and include strong female characters, making it especially relevant right now.

ALICE MUNRO grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories and a novel. During her distinguished career she has received many awards, including two Giller Prizes, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, Granta, and many other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

Author Residence: Clinton, ON; Comox, BC

Author Hometown: Wingham, ON

PRAISE FOR LIVES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN:

“…Munro brilliantly captures the initial tremors of this profound social transition.”—Toronto Star

“Munro has an unerring talent for uncovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.”—Newsweek

PRAISE FOR ALICE MUNRO:

“Her prose is exact and unflinching, coolly anatomising vengeful grudges, dark crimes and curdled emotions.”—Guardian

“She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion.”—Jonathan Franzen

“She knows us better than we know ourselves. She always has.”—Washington Times

“Reading Munro’s cut-crystal prose is unadulterated pleasure.”—Daily Telegraph

“In Munro’s work, nothing can be predicted. Emotions erupt. Preconceptions crumble. Surprises proliferate.”—Margaret Atwood

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