Too Much Happiness

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Too Much Happiness
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Author Alice Munro
GenreShort story collection
Publisher Douglas Gibson Books
Publication date
25 August 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages320 pp
ISBN 978-0-7710-6529-3
OCLC 317743569

Too Much Happiness is a short story collection by Canadian writer Alice Munro, published on August 25, 2009 by McClelland and Stewart's Douglas Gibson Books imprint. [1] The title story is a fictional retelling of the life of the 19th century Russian mathematician and writer Sofia Kovalevskaya. The book comprehends overall ten short stories. [2] Each of them narrates some scenes of a life which outline the core of existence of the protagonist.


There are 10 stories in total: Dimensions, Fiction, Wenlock Edge, Deep-Holes, Free Radicals , Face, Some Women, Child's Play, Wood, and the titular story. [2]

Dimensions focuses on a young girl, Doree, and her relationship with an abusive older man, Lloyd.

Fiction focuses on a woman, Joyce, and her grappling with changing relationships.

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  1. Books: Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro at McClelland and Stewart.
  2. 1 2 "Table of Contents (PDF)" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-12-31.