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When Queenie elopes with a recently widowed neighbour her family are uniformly shocked, and a window on adult life and relationships is opened for her step-sister. A summertime stay with the newlyweds in Toronto yields further insight into the lives of couples, but also causes confusion.
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Canadian author Alice Munro is the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize, as well as three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. She is one of our greatest contemporary writers of fiction.Review:
Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell slowly: they are made to last -- Claire Tomalin A slight sense of withholding gives Munro's prose its gracefulness, and allows intimacy without danger. She is so damn good. -- Anne Enright * Guardian * She writes with a beautiful, mathematical clarity, an elemental humanity and a marvellous, limpid, funny apprehension of what goes on * Sunday Telegraph * Some of the most honest, intuitive and exacting fiction, long or short, of our time * The Times * One of the two or three best writers of fiction (of any length) now alive * Sunday Times *
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1861971192