|Genre||Short story collection|
|Publisher||Douglas Gibson Books|
|25 August 2009|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
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.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. 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.
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.
Jane Urquhart, Order of Canada OC is a Canadian novelist and poet born in Geraldton, Ontario. She is the internationally acclaimed author of seven award-winning novels, three books of poetry and numerous short stories. As a novelist, Urquhart is well known for her evocative style which blends history with the present day. Her first novel, The Whirlpool, gained her international recognition when she became the first Canadian to win France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. Her subsequent novels were even more successful. Away, published in 1993, won the Trillium Award and was a national bestseller. In 1997, her fourth novel, The Underpainter, won the Governor General's Literary Award.
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Alice Ann Munro is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time. Her stories have been said to "embed more than announce, reveal more than parade."
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