Friend of My Youth The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience."[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Ten powerful, haunting stories of women and men in the midst of contemporary quandries and crises--lives so universal, they seem to involve us all.
Alexander von Humboldt, diagram of a cross-section of the earth's crust, 1841. From Heinrich Berghaus, Physikalischer Atlas (Gotha: J. Perthes, 1852). Courtesy Harvard Map Collection, Pusey Library, Harvard University