Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women

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by Alice Munro
     
 

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman—is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's. Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman—is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940's. Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women-her mother, an agnostic, opinionted woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence. Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, birth, and death, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life. The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women.

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?Munro has an unerring talent for uncovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.??Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307814555
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/21/2011
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
135,897
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, 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 in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
July 10, 1931
Place of Birth:
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
Education:
University of Western Ontario (no degree)

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