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The Moons of Jupiter

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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature**

The characters who populate an Alice Munro story live and breathe. Passions hopelessly conceived, affections betrayed, marriages made and broken: the joys, fears, loves and awakenings of women echo throughout these twelve unforgettable stories, laying bare the unexceptional and yet inescapable pain of human contact.
Paperback, 233 pages
Published 2004 by Vintage (first published 1978)
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Glenn Sumi
Updated May 2016


Alice Munro, around the time that The Moons Of Jupiter was published
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The Moons Of Jupiter is Munro's fifth book, and I think it marked a turning point in her writing.

A few stories ("Mrs. Cross And Mrs. Kidd," "Visitors") feel anachronistic, well-written and polished tales that could have been part of her first collection, Dance Of The Happy Shades. Others, like "Bardon Bus" and "Hard-Luck Stories," are cool, playful experiments – they're like literary puzzles – that don't quit
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Franco  Santos
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Primer libro que leo de Alice Munro, y me gustó bastante, aunque esperaba más...

En sus historias, todas breves, se destacan mujeres fuertes y decididas, seguras de sí mismas pero agobiadas por conflictos tanto internos como externos, todo esto sin dejar de mostrar las vulnerabilidades inherentes al ser humano. Estos diez relatos —en apariencia simples, llanos y monótonos— desarrollan tramas generalmente domésticas y que resaltan las relaciones interpersonales entre sus personajes. Porque esta e
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Dolors
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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The quiet desperation of a separated middle-aged woman tending to her father at the hospital before a life-threatening operation is subtly disguised as she ruminates about her own relationship with her two daughters.
The micro cosmos of everyday life with all its trifling happenings is put in contrast with the immensity of outer space when she attends a show at the planetarium waiting for the results of her father's pre-surgery tests, but weirdly enough, it's the far away planets that bring fathe
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Neal Adolph
Let the record show, as it does, that I started reading this collection back in the beginning of February 2015. Let it also show that I barely managed to finish it in time to tuck it into my 2015 reading list. This is how I read Alice Munro, because I suspect that this is the only way my brain and heart can heal itself after most of her stories.

I recall when Munro won her Nobel Prize that many people wondered why she deserved it. There is nothing exceptional about her writing, except that it is
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Hanne
Alice Munro is such an artist.
I simply loved Too Much Happiness and definitely wanted to read more of her work. This is one of her earlier collections published in 1982 and though I didn’t find it as good, there are still plenty of little jewels I thoroughly enjoyed.

What Munro does so well is everyday interactions, these beautiful everyday moments we tend to ignore because we think they have no meaning, but they say so much about who we are.
There are also more defining moments in this collectio
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David
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Munro's stories are a delight to read, and this collection is no exception. For me, she is one of the hardest writers to read as a writer. I mean, her technique is so seamless that it can be very hard to pick it apart to learn from. For example, when she shifts in "Chaddeleys and Flemmings"between the narrator's perspective as a child and the narrator's perspective as an adult it is almost unnoticeable. The shift is there, and for good reason, but Munro's technique sits in the background working ...more
مؤسسة هنداوي للتعليم والثقافة
أليس مونرو الحائزة على نوبل في الآداب لعام 2013.
لتحميل هذا الكتاب مجاناً
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Leopoldo
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aunque Las lunas de Júpiter no es el libro más reciente de Munro y refleja, según parece, una etapa de su obra que la autora canadiense ya superó, muestra un talento y una atención al detalle enormes. Todos los personajes de los cuentos están perfectamente bien construidos y resultan interesantes incluso en las narraciones más flojas. La construcción de sus cuentos parece calculada y bien trabajada. Excelente autora, bien merecedora a mi parecer de los galardones que se le han otorgado. Mis cuen ...more
Dao Strom
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Okay well, the fact is I have read everything by Alice Munro, some more than once, and I love most of it. But this book is one of my favorites for some reason... It feels like a transitional book among her stories - stories of the woman leaving her family, the lone-ness of striking out on her own, portraits of relationships in those key decisive moments of continuing but knowing the ending is near. I love the two-part story that opens this book "Chaddeleys and Flemings" and how she disparately c ...more
Blake
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I constrain myself to sit and describe a collection of stories from Alice Munro I find myself unusually timid; they have the abundance and detail of longer fiction, so every book is like a family of novels or a garden of ornamented individuals. Their roots may have a reach that is tenuous or significant, they may be fragile seedlings or hardy adults or have died in the winter; regardless, they all have in common the parent soil. If the ground has been previously trodden then Munro is the fi ...more
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Alice Ann Munro, née Laidlaw, is a Canadian short-story writer who is widely considered one of the world's premier fiction writers. Munro is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. Her stories focus on human relationships looked at through the lens of daily life. She has thus been referred to as "the Canadian Chekhov."

She is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Liter
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