Multcolib Picks: If you like...Alice Munro

The Golden Apples
The Golden Apples By Welty, Eudora Book - 1977 FICTION WELTY Available in some locations

Annotation:Munro cites this collection of short stories from Welty as among her favorite books.

Volt Stories By Heathcock, Alan Book - 2011 FICTION HEATHCOCK 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A blistering collection of stories, in which the hard lives of Heathcock's characters try-- and sometimes fail-- to deal with the choices they have made.

Cheating at Canasta
Cheating at Canasta By Trevor, William Book - 2007 FICTION TREVOR Available in some locations

Annotation:From a chance encounter between two childhood friends to the memories of a newly widowed man to a family grappling with the sale of their ancestral land, Trevor examines with grace and skill the tenuous bonds of our relationships, the strengths that hold us together, and the truths that threaten to separate us.

Where I'm Calling From
Where I'm Calling From New and Selected Stories By Carver, Raymond Book - 1989 FICTION CARVER 1989 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Spans twenty-five years of the author's writing career with both earlier works and original stories that explore betrayal, madness, and other reaches of human experience, in tales including "Intimacy" and "Boxes."

Moral Disorder
Moral Disorder Stories By Atwood, Margaret Book - 2006 FICTION ATWOOD Available in some locations

Annotation:A series of interconnected stories that trace the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it--those of parents, of siblings, of children, of friends, of enemies, of teachers, and even of animals.

The New Yorker
The New Yorker Stories By Beattie, Ann Book - 2010 FICTION BEATTIE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Subtle, wry, and unnerving, Beattie is a master observer of the unraveling of the American family, and also of the myriad small occurrences and affinities that unite us.

Bobcat & Other Stories By Lee, Rebecca Book - 2013 FICTION LEE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of stories includes the tales of a student who is entangled in her professor's shadowy past, a dinner party that marks the end of multiple marriages, and a matchmaker who is hired to find a partner for her soulmate.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Vampires in the Lemon Grove Stories By Russell, Karen Book - 2013 FICTION RUSSELL 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:Eight short stories with subjects ranging from a dejected teenager who discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull's nest to two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove who try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nothing Gold Can Stay Stories By Rash, Ron Book - 2013 FICTION RASH 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this collection of short stories, Rash turns to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in stories that span from the Civil War to present day.

Annotation:In this podcast, Lauren Groff reads Alice Munro’s “Axis,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

Runaway Stories By Munro, Alice Book - 2004 FICTION MUNRO All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Throughout this compelling collection, Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes them as vivid as our own neighbors.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage Stories By Munro, Alice Book - 2001 FICTION MUNRO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:Nine stories draw us immediately into that special place known as Alice Munro territory-a place where an unexpected twist of events or a suddenly recaptured memory can illumine the arc of an entire life.

Lives of Girls and Women
Lives of Girls and Women By Munro, Alice Book - 2001 FICTION MUNRO 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:A portrayal of a young girl's youth in a Canadian town and her awakening to womanhood in the 1940s follows Del Jordan as she explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood and records the frustrations, joys, triumphs, and trials of small-town life.

The Moons of Jupiter
The Moons of Jupiter Stories By Munro, Alice Book - 1991 FICTION MUNRO 1991 Available in some locations

Annotation:...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.

Dear Life
Dear Life Stories By Munro, Alice Book - 2012 FICTION MUNRO 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 34 copies

Annotation:This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being.

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Alice Munro is a master of the short story. This Nobel prize-winning author has an astonishing ability to create nuanced characters and stories that go to the heart of the complicated relations between people. Though Munro's writing style is unique, here are some equally talented writers who elevate the short story to a fine art.

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