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Alice Munro

A Double Life

Catherine Sheldrick Ross

133 pages
Ecw Press

Canadian-born Alice Munro has established herself as one of the world's finest contemporary short story-writers. Since the publication of her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, she has tantalized a steadily expanding readership with her ability to present, "ordinary life so that it appears luminous, invested with a kind of magic." In Alice Munro: A Double Life, the first full-length biography of Munro, Ross charts the development of Munro as a wife/mother and serious writer, and her struggle to balance the demands of this "double life."

Author Bio

Catherine Sheldrick Ross teaches at the University of Western Ontario. Her publications include ""Communicating Professionally, "Recovering Canada's First Novelist," and two nonfiction books for children.