"Told by anyone else, these stories might seem ordinary - even sentimental. But Munro has no patience with smugness or sweetness and needs no fancy plots or exotic characters to surprise her readers. For all their superficial superficiality, her stories reach down to the deepest level of experience, where no cliches can survive. And she's just getting better....Meticulous in her observation, scrupulous in her sympathy, Munro defies expectations even as she sets them up. In her new book, she shows that she has become one of the world's foremost experts in the soul.Munro, Alice is the author of 'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage Stories', published 2002 under ISBN 9780375727436 and ISBN 0375727434.