PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK
SURELY one of the best short-story writers writing today, Alice Munro, however, is highly underappreciated and deserves a wider readership than what she is enjoying now. This latest collection of stories (or compressed novels) comes with an excellent introduction by Jonathan Franzen, the author of The Corrections (2001). I believe one day she will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
FRANZEN Jonathan [1959-] Novelist. Born in Western Springs, Illinois, U.S. NOVELS The Corrections (2001: winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); Strong Motion (1992); The Twenty- Seventh City (1988: winner of the 1988 Whiting Writers Award for Fiction) ESSAYS/CRITICISM How to Be Alone (2002)