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ISBN-10: 0307264866
ISBN-13: 9780307264862
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 09/26/2006
Dimensions: 8.18" L, 5.32" W, 1.26" H

Carried Away: A Personal Selection of Stories; Introduction by Margaret Atwood

Introduction by: Margaret Atwood

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013

Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories-seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood.

Alice Munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. The stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of her earliest books, The Beggar Maid and The Moons of Jupiter, through her recent best-selling collection, Runaway.

Here are such favorites as “Royal Beatings” in which a young girl, her father, and stepmother release the tension of their circumstances in a ritual of punishment and reconciliation; “Friend of My Youth” in which a woman comes to understand that her difficult mother is not so very different from herself; and “The Albanian Virgin, a romantic tale of capture and escape in Central Europe that may or may not be true but that nevertheless comforts the hearer, who is on a desperate adventure of her own.

Munro’s incomparable empathy for her characters, the depth of her understanding of human nature, and the grace and surprise of her narrative add up to a richly layered and capacious fiction. Like the World War I soldier in the title story, whose letters from the front to a small-town librarian he doesn’t know change her life forever, Munro’s unassuming characters insinuate themselves in our hearts and take permanent hold.

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ISBN-10: 0307264866
ISBN-13: 9780307264862
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 09/26/2006
Dimensions: 8.18" L, 5.32" W, 1.26" H
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