cover image Friend of My Youth: Stories

Friend of My Youth: Stories

Alice Munro. Vintage Books USA, $13.95 (288pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72957-0

These timeless stories often concern Canadians who look back on years past from middle or old age. According to PW, ``It is difficult to do justice to Munro's magical way with characterization or to her unerring control of her own resources; she writes . . . with a trenchant knowledge of life and fiction as conspiring forces of creation.'' (May)