Unless: A Novel by Carol ShieldsUnless: A Novel by Carol Shields

Unless: A Novel

byCarol Shields

Paperback | January 3, 2006

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Forty-four-year-old Reta Winters, wife, mother, writer, and translator, is living a happy life until one of her three daughters drops out of university to sit on a downtown street corner silent and cross-legged with a begging bowl in her lap and a placard round her neck that says "Goodness."

The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and beloved authors.

Carol Shields is a writer and critic who was born in Chicago and grew up in Illinois. Shields resided in Canada, where she was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and a professor at the University of Manitoba. Shields's first novel, Small Ceremonies, was published the week of her 40th birthday. Her other works of fiction incl...
Title:Unless: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:January 3, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060874406

ISBN - 13:9780060874407


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly the best Canadian writer we have! Carol Shields has such a way of taking an ordinary story and making it an adventure. As a reader, you are wrapped up right away and become a member of the family, feeling the emotions Shield's characters feel. She fills out her characters so well that you think you may have passed them on the street! I look forward to reading the few unread books of hers I have. We have truly lost a gift to Canada with her death.
Date published: 2009-12-16

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“Her wisdom and generosity of spirit are visible at every turn.”