Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

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Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

McClelland & Stewart, 2009

The single best document of being alive in Canada over the last century would be the collected stories of Alice Munro, not for rendering the cataclysmic events that shadow our lives but for the perfectly rendered details of what it’s like to be human. Reviewers have noted more violence in this newest book, but the violence has always been there, sometimes just buried under the kitchen linoleum, disguised by the civilities of everyday living.