Short stories by Alice Munro
Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven previous books. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Prize, the National Book Circle Critics Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. In Canada, she has won the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Libris Award. Alice Munro and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.
Listing 41 stories.
A young woman gets a teaching job at a school for kids who are sick with Tuberculosis, and falls in love with the school doctor.
In a small rural town in the 1930s, three friends — a farmer’s wife, a music teacher and adulteress, and a single huntswoman — drift away from one another as they grow older, choosing unexpected futures for themselves.
In 1950s Canada, two girls see each other for the last time on a bus ride home from college. Over the following summer vacation, their lives change irrevocably due to boyfriends and pregnancy scares.
A young girl struggles with the idea of gender roles while helping with her father's fox farming business.
During World War I, a librarian has her heart broken by a soldier overseas and she tries to overcome her sadness.
A young woman makes a detour on her way home to visit a man she met on a train. Though the man is married, the woman hopes to rekindle the spark she felt during the train-ride.
A grown woman reflects on an intense childhood friendship that drew to a close for no apparent reason. Summoned to the childhood friend's death bed and sent to fetch a priest so the old friend can confess, the woman is forced to reflect on the terrible secret - the murder of a disabled girl - that drove the pair apart.
After her daughter steals her necklace, a woman reacts with violence and reflects on unhappy moments with her daughter's father, now ex-husband.
A young heiress in the 1950s takes up a decades-long affair with a married architect, which seems like a safe venture until a mutual friend begins blackmailing them.
A woman's son experiences a terrifying accident that shifts the trajectory of his life and changes his relationship with his parents and siblings throughout his life.