Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 (Paperback)

Selected Stories, 1995-2014

By Alice Munro

Vintage, 9781101872352, 784pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015



A Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Here is a selection of Munro's most accomplished and powerfully affecting short fiction from the last two decades, a companion volume toA Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968 1994. These stories encompass the fullness of humanexperience, from thewild exhilaration of first love (in Passion ) to the punishing consequences of leaving home ( Runaway ) or ending a marriage ( The Children Stay ). And in stories that Munro has described as closer to the truth than usual Dear Life, Working for a Living, and Home we glimpse the author's own life.
Subtly honed with her hallmark precision, grace, and compassion, these stories illuminate the quotidian yet astonishing particularities in the lives of men and women, parents and children, friends and lovers as they discover sex, fall in love, part, quarrel, suffer defeat, set off into the unknown, or find a way to be in the world.

About the Author

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 been the recipient of 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 inThe New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper s Magazine, The Paris Review, Granta, and many other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages."