I picked up this collection in Paris at Shakespeare and Company at the end of June and rationed the stories while I was reading many other novels.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, writes such heart-stopping and utterly beautiful stories. Assembled here are the ones that Munro chose, stories that she believes have a "sturdy sense" of self, "built out of [their] own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile."
Dip in and then delve. You will change the way you read fiction.