Table of Contents Title Page Dedication Praise RUNAWAY CHANCE SOON SILENCE PASSION TRESPASSES TRICKS I II POWERS GIVE DANTE A REST GIRL IN A MIDDY A HOLE IN THE HEAD A SQUARE, A CIRCLE, A STAR FLIES ON THE WINDOWSILL About the Author ALSO BY ALICE MUNRO Copyright Page
In memory of my friends, Mary Carey Jean Livermore Melda Buchanan
Acclaim for Alice Munro’s RUNAWAY “Munro is routinely called one of the finest living writers. You can turn to any of the eight stories in Runaway and see why.” — Time “No one working today can write more convincingly about ‘the progress of love’ than Alice Munro. . . . She stands as one of the living colossi of the modern short story, and her Chekhovian realism, her keen psychological insight, her instinctive feel for the emotional arithmetic of domestic life have indelibly stamped contemporary writing.” — The New York Times “Perfect. . . . Feels like a compressed collection of novels, so rich and deep and complete are the lives Munro evokes in these pages.” — Chicago Tribune “A sensitive and deeply insightful writer, Munro renders hauntingly realistic characters with an unflinching eye.” — Elle Magazine Readers’ Prize “Munro is wise in the ways of human emotion, and her stories are so rich . . . that even a tale of less than fifty pages feels as rounded as a novel.” — People Magazine Critics Choice “Filled with small masterpieces illuminating real life. . . . Profound in important ways.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer “ Runaway is so good that I don’t want to talk about it here. Quotation can’t do the book justice, and neither can synopsis. The way to do it justice is to read it. . . . Which leaves me with the simple instruction that I began with: Read Munro! Read Munro!” —Jonathan Franzen, The New York Times Book Review “[Munro is] one of the greats of the twentieth century.” — Newsday
“Radiant. . . . Achingly wise. . . . The stories are funny, grand, and tragic. They settle around the reader for hours afterward, like weather.” — Houston Chronicle “Sparkling. . . . Beautifully drawn. . . . Munro excels at capturing the inner life. . . . Any new compendium of Munro’s wise, delicate, and insightful tales is a treat.” — Entertainment Weekly “Simply breathtaking.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram “It’s not common to find stories that hurt like a wound, that make you gasp. Not, that is, unless you read Alice Munro . . . . These stories offer no bromides, no feel-good aphorisms about growing stronger through adversity. They do, however, offer one of literature’s great gifts: making even unbearable things a little easier to bear.” — The Baltimore Sun “Captivating. . . . Munro does what most writers dream of doing and succeeds at it, page after page, story after story, collection after collection.” — The Oregonian “Quintessential Munro at top form.” — Quill & Quire “Beautifully written and startlingly real. . . . Her characters are so real that they walk off the page. I had to close the book after each story, letting the experience sink in.”
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