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Although Alice Munro’s writings have appeared throughout the world in various manners and in many translations, I have listed only the first appearance of her books in Canada.

Dance of the Happy Shades. Foreword by Garner, Hugh. Toronto: Ryerson, 1968.
Lives of Girls and Women. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1971.
Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: Thirteen Stories. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974.
Who Do You Think You Are? Toronto: Macmillan, 1978.
The Moons of Jupiter. Toronto: Macmillan, 1982.
The Progress of Love. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1986.
Friend of My Youth. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990.
Open Secrets. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994.
The Love of a Good Woman. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1998.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001.
Runaway. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2004.
The View from Castle Rock. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
Too Much Happiness. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009.
Dear Life. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2012.

In addition, there have been four selections of her stories published in Canada:

Selected Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996.
No Love Lost. Selected and with an afterword by Urquhart, Jane. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2003.
Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories with an Introduction by Atwood, Margaret. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories 1995–2014. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2014.

Then there are Munro’s own commentaries and critical studies, which include the following:

‘Remember Roger Mortimer: Dickens’ “Child’s History of England” Remembered’, Montrealer (February 1962), 34–7.
Author’s Commentary’, in Metcalf, John (ed.), Sixteen by Twelve (Toronto: Ryerson, 1970), 125–6.
The Colonel’s Hash Resettled’, in Metcalf, John (ed.), The Narrative Voice (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972), 181–3.
‘An Open Letter’, Jubilee 1 [1974], 5–7.
‘Everything Here Is Touchable and Mysterious’, Weekend Magazine (Toronto Star) (11 May 1974), 33.
On Writing “The Office”’, in Peck, Edward (ed.), Transitions II: Short Fiction(Vancouver: Commcept, 1978), 259–62.
‘Working for a Living’, Grand Street 1, 1 (1981), 9–37.
‘Through the Jade Curtain’, Chinada: Memoirs of the Gang of Seven (Dunvegan, Ont.: Quadrant, 1982), 51–5.
What Is Real?’ in Metcalf, John (ed.), Making it New: Contemporary Canadian Stories (Toronto: Methuen, 1982), 223–6.
‘Going to the Lake’, in Ontario: a Bicentennial Tribute (Toronto: Key Porter, 1983), 51–2.
‘An Appreciation [of Marian Engel]’, Room of One’s Own 9, 2 (1984), 32–3.
Foreword’ in Weaver, Robert (ed.), The Anthology Anthology: a Selection from 30 Years of CBC Radio’s ‘Anthology’ (Toronto: Macmillan, 1984), ixx.
‘On John Metcalf: Taking Writing Seriously’, Malahat Review 70 (1985), 6–7.
‘Introduction’, in The Moons of Jupiter (Markham, Ont.: Penguin, 1986), vii–xvi.
‘The Novels of William Maxwell’, Brick 34 (fall 1988), 28–31.
Afterword’, in Montgomery, Lucy Maud, Emily of New Moon (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989), 357–61.
Contributor’s Note’, in Atwood, Margaret and Ravenal, Shannon (eds.), Best American Short Stories 1989 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989), 322–3.
‘Take a Walk on the Wild Side’, Canadian Living 38 (October 1989), 41–2.
Afterword’, in Wilson, Ethel, The Equations of Love (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990), 259–63.
What Do You Want to Know For?’ in Rooke, Constance (ed.), Writing Away: the PEN Canada Travel Anthology (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994), 203–20.
Changing Places’, in Rooke, Constance (ed.), Writing Home: a PEN Canada Anthology (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997), 190206.
Contributor’s Note’, in Dark, Larry (ed.), Prize Stories 1997: the O. Henry Awards (New York: Anchor, 1997), 442–3.
‘Introduction’, in Selected Stories (New York: Vintage, 1997), xiii–xxi.
‘Golden Apples’, Georgia Review 53 (1999), 22–4.
Contributor’s Note’, in Dark, Larry (ed.), Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards (New York: Anchor, 1999), 404.
‘Lying Under the Apple Tree’, The New Yorker (17/24 June 2002), 88–90, 92, 105–8, 110–14.
The Second Sweet Summer of Kitty Malone’, in Gibson, Graeme et al. (eds.), Uncommon Ground: a Celebration of Matt Cohen (Toronto: Knopf, 2002), 91–4.
Good Woman in Ireland’, in Ross, Gary Stephen (ed.), Prize Writing (Toronto: Giller Prize Foundation, 2003), 5764.
Maxwell’, in Baxter, Charles, Collier, Michael, and Hirsch, Edward (eds.), A William Maxwell Portrait: Memories and Appreciations (New York: Norton, 2004), 3447.
Writing. Or, Giving Up Writing’, in Rooke, Constance (ed.), Writing Life: Celebrated Canadian and International Authors on Writing and Life. (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006), 297300.
Balestra, Gianfranca, Ferri, Laura, and Ricciardi, Caterina (eds.) Reading Alice Munro in Italy (Toronto: The Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Studies, 2008).
Besner, Neil K. Introducing Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women: a Reader’s Guide (Toronto: ECW Press, 1990).
Bigot, Corinne, and Lanone, Catherine (eds.) ‘With a Roar from Underground’: Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015).
Blodgett, E. D. Alice Munro (Boston: Twayne, 1988).
Bloom, Harold (ed.) Alice Munro (New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009).
Buchholtz, Miroslawa and Sojka, Eugenia (eds.) Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation and Comparison (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015).
Carrington, Ildiko de Papp. Controlling the Uncontrollable: the Fiction of Alice Munro (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1989).
Carscallen, James. The Other Country: Patterns in the Writing of Alice Munro (Toronto: ECW Press, 1993).
Cox, Ailsa. Alice Munro (Tavistock: Northcote House, 2004).
Cox, Ailsa, and Lorre, Christine. The Mind’s Eye: Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades (Paris: Fahrenheit, 2015).
Dahlie, Hallvard. Alice Munro and Her Works (Toronto: ECW Press, 1984).
Duncan, Isla. Alice Munro’s Narrative Acts (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Guignery, Vanessa (ed.) The Inside of a Shell: Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015).
Heble, Ajay. The Tumble of Reason: Alice Munro’s Discourse of Absence (University of Toronto Press, 1994).
Hooper, Brad. The Fiction of Alice Munro: an Appreciation (Westport, CN: Praeger, 2008).
Howells, Coral Ann. Alice Munro (Manchester University Press, 1998).
McCaig, Jo Ann. Reading in Alice Munro’s Archives (Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002).
MacKendrick, Louis K. Some Other Reality: Alice Munro’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You (Toronto: ECW Press, 1993).
MacKendrick, Louis K. (ed.) Probable Fictions: Alice Munro’s Narrative Acts (Downsview, Ont.: ECW Press, 1983).
Martin, W. R. Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1987).
May, Charles E. (ed.) Critical Insights: Alice Munro (Ipswich, MA: Salem 2013).
Judith, Miller (ed.) The Art of Alice Munro: Saying the Unsayable (Waterloo, Ont.: University of Waterloo Press, 1984).
Munro, Sheila. Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing Up with Alice Munro (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001).
Rasporich, Beverly J. Dance of the Sexes: Art and Gender in the Fiction of Alice Munro (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1990).
Redekop, Magdalene. Mothers and Other Clowns: the Stories of Alice Munro (New York: Routledge, 1992).
Ross, Catherine Sheldrick. Alice Munro: a Double Life (Toronto: ECW Press, 1992).
Smyth, Karen E. Figuring Grief: Gallant, Munro and the Poetics of Elegy (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992).
Steele, Apollonia, and Tener, Jean F. (eds.) The Alice Munro Papers: First Accession (University of Calgary Press, 1986).
Steele, Apollonia, and Tener, Jean F. (eds.) The Alice Munro Papers: Second Accession (University of Calgary Press, 1987).
Thacker, Robert. Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005; revised edition 2011).
Thacker, Robert (ed.) The Rest of the Story: Critical Essays on Alice Munro (Toronto: ECW Press, 1999).
Zehelein, Eva-Sabine (ed.) For (Dear) Life: Close Readings of Alice Munro’s Ultimate Fiction (Zurich: LIT, 2014).