She is one of my favorite authors. If you are looking for one place to start try Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories, but all of her books are worth reading. As writers go, she falls into the “behavioral” camp, so to speak. Here is a story on Alice Munro retiring, as of earlier this year. Here is an associated slide show. I liked this article about her decision to retire. She was 37 when her first collection of stories was published, her first story was published in 1977, but she had been sending stories to The New Yorker as early as the 1950s. Here is a good interview with Munro.