The Moons of Jupiter [NOOK Book]

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In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time, coming to view their past selves with an anger, regret, and infinite compassion that communicate themselves to us with electrifying force. ...
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The Moons of Jupiter

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Overview

In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time, coming to view their past selves with an anger, regret, and infinite compassion that communicate themselves to us with electrifying force.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Themes of heartbreak and the sadness of women aging dominate this collection: in ``The Stone in the Field,'' maiden aunts inhabit a farmhouse, dreading human contact; in ``The Turkey Season,'' a girl paid to gut turkeys observes the sexual carryings-on of adults. According to PW , ``The writer's questioning memory gives us sharp flashes of reality that are so vividly recalled they permit us to live another life for a moment.'' May
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"Munro is in a class of her own....No other writer working today is able to invest the humble story with more power, grace or breadth....Munro has been compared to Chekhov...She has the haunting lyricism and the indulgent wisdom to qualify."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

"How does one know when one is in the grip of art, a major talent? One feels it in the assurance, the sensibility behind every line of a work; one knows its presence as much from what is withheld as from what is given or explained. It is art that speaks from the pages of Alice Munro's stories." — Wall Street Journal

Praise from fellow writers:

“Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does.” —Jhumpa Lahiri

“She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion.” —Jonthan Franzen

“The authority she brings to the page is just lovely.” —Elizabeth Strout

“She’s the most savage writer I’ve ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive.” —Jeffery Eugenides

“Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can.”—Julian Barnes

“She is a short-story writer who…reimagined what a story can do.” —Loorie Moore

“There’s probably no one alive who’s better at the craft of the short story.” —Jim Shepard

“A true master of the form.” —Salman Rushdie

“A wonderful writer.” —Joyce Carol Oates 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307814609
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/21/2011
  • Series: Vintage International
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 87,298
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alice Munro

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. 

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Icestatic

    I can't post in result six!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    A son of pluto

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  • Posted December 26, 2014

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    Disappointing

    I'm a big fan of Alice Munro's short story collections so I was not prepared to NOT enjoy this one of hers! All but the very last story titled "VISITORS" left me unmoved. If this had been the very first collection of short stories written by Munro that I'd ever read, I'm fairly certain I would NOT have bothered to read any of her others -- and that would have been a great pity!!

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    Hey fake demigods

    Stop faking "demigods."

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    John

    Im John. Im 13. 5'6, my godly parent is Neptune. I am a scout from the second leigon. I am first cohort. CENTURION.. i meed help and i have messages from the first cohort.

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    Posted February 12, 2012

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    Need this because I have found interest in moons for all planets

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