By Alice Munro
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
A New York Times outstanding Book
A Washington Post outstanding paintings of Fiction
A most sensible e-book of the 12 months: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club
In tale after tale during this terrific new assortment, Alice Munro pinpoints the instant an individual is endlessly altered through an opportunity stumble upon, an motion now not taken, or an easy coincidence. Her characters are improper and entirely human: a soldier getting back from warfare and keeping off his fiancée, a filthy rich girl identifying even if to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mom and her ignored little ones, a guilt-ridden father, a tender instructor jilted by way of her supplier. Illumined by means of Munro’s unflinching perception, those lives draw us in with their quiet intensity and shock us with unforeseen turns. And whereas such a lot are set in her signature territory round Lake Huron, a few strike even towards domestic: an outstanding suite of 4 autobiographical stories deals an unparalleled glimpse into Munro’s personal adolescence. Exalted through her readability of imaginative and prescient and her unheard of reward for storytelling, Dear existence shows how unusual, perilous, and awesome traditional lifestyles might be.