Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Thirteen Stories

Book - 2004
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the thirteen stories in her remarkable second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that led no less a critic than John Updike to compare her to Chekhov. The sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends in these stories shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future.

Baker & Taylor
A new edition of the author's second, long out-of-print collection of stories captures the lives of characters ranging in from childhood and adolescence to old age, including those of two sisters bound together by unrequited loves past and present, a young girl's passion for a barnstorming pilot, and a woman dealing with her first husband's writing career. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In the thirteen stories in her second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique that led no less a critic than John Updike to compare her to Chekhov. The sisters, mothers and daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends in these stories shimmer with hope and love, anger and reconciliation, as they contend with their histories and their present, and what they can see of the future.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2004
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780375707483
0375707484
Branch Call Number: FICTION MUNRO
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 21 cm

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Mar 16, 2017

There is so much one can think of saying about a single story, but it would be longer than is customary in a comment like this one. Shifts, twists, insights are in each of these stories. My favorite stories were the first two, the last, 'Executioners', and 'Winter Wind'.

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Jan 30, 2017

I don't know if I have ever read anything that speaks so eloquently to the complex emotions we face as we pass through the optimistic hopes and romantic ideals of youth into the heavy realities and disappointments of middle age to complex observations of elder years. Alice Munro conveys the subtle nuance of relationship, perception and feelings of isolation that envelope women at various periods in our lives. I'm not sure I would have appreciated the writing when I was younger, but it is just right for now.

booklady413 Oct 23, 2014

I haven't read too many short stories lately since Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, but I must say that Alice Munro's stories are on the same level.

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