Too Much Happiness A brand-new collection of short stories from Alice Munro — winner of a Mann Booker Prize — is always a cause for celebration, and Too… Too Much Happiness A brand-new collection of short stories from Alice Munro — winner of a Mann Booker Prize — is always a cause for celebration, and Too… 2009-11-17 Fiction Short Stories Knopf
Book Review

Too Much Happiness (2009)

Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness | Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Nov 17, 2009; Writer: Alice Munro; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Knopf

A brand-new collection of short stories from Alice Munro — winner of a Mann Booker Prize — is always a cause for celebration, and Too Much Happiness doesn't disappoint. It dazzles. The 10 spare, lovely tales are, like all of Munro's, short on plot and long on revelation, but brimming with emotion and memorable characters. In ''Dimensions,'' a mother whose three children were murdered finds some peace by the side of the road at a car accident; in ''Face,'' a man born disfigured — his own dad calls him ''a chunk of chopped liver'' — reflects on a life of physical misfortune. Munro's are stories that linger long after you turn the last page. A

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Originally posted Nov 10, 2009 Published in issue #1076 Nov 20, 2009 Order article reprints