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Unless: Penguin Modern Classics Edition

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Written with sadness and honesty,  Unless  is a bittersweet reflection on women and their place in world, real and literary...      Reta Winters has spent her 44 years in quiet contentment. Enjoying her moderate success as an…
Startle And Illuminate: Carol Shields On Writing
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|October 30, 2018

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In the course of her extraordinary career, which included the novels The Stone Diaries, Larry's Party, The Republic of Love and Unless , as well as poetry, short stories, biography and plays, Carol Shields was unfailingly encouraging of other writers. She read…
The Stone Diaries
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|September 16, 2008

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The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; a truly sensuous novel that reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century. Born in 1905, Daisy Goodwill drifts through the chapters of childhood, marriage, widowhood, remarriage, motherhood and…
The Republic Of Love
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|September 20, 1994

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With a viewpoint that shifts as crisply as cards in the hands of a blackjack dealer, Carol Shields introduces us to two shell-shocked veterans of the wars of the heart. There's Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focusing on any one…
The Collected Stories Of Carol Shields
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|August 23, 2005

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Carol Shields, the Pulitzer Prize-winner author of the novels Unless , The Stone Diaries and Larry’s Party was also a renowned short story writer. Now readers can enjoy all three of Carol Shields’s short story collections – Various Miracles ,…
Dressing Up for the Carnival
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|February 13, 2001

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From one of Canada's best-loved, award-winning authors comes a surprising treasure trove: Carol Shields distilling her wisdom, elegance, insouciant sense of humour and eroticism into twenty-two delightful stories. The title story sets the stage: a Shakespearean…
Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
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|April 12, 2016

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Carol Shields was fascinated by the life and writing of Susanna Moodie. Moodie was a Romantic writer from a celebrated literary family whose life changed forever when she and her husband left England for the backwoods of Canada in 1832. The Moodies, utterly…
Unless
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|April 22, 2003

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“Unless you’re lucky, unless you’re healthy, fertile, unless you’re loved and fed, unless you’re offered what others are offered, you go down in the darkness, down to despair.” Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy: Her…
Swann
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|October 22, 1996

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Carol Shields's award-winning and critically acclaimed "literary mystery," first published in 1987. Swann is the story of four individuals who become entwined in the life of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet whose authentic and unique voice is…
Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told
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|January 23, 2001

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The idea came up over lunch between two old friends. There was a need for a book that, eschewing sensationalism and simplistic answers, would examine the holes in the fabric of women’s talk of the last thirty or forty years. The contributors, a…
Happenstance: The Wife's Story
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|April 7, 1997

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These two unique novels tell the stories of Jack and Brenda Bowman during a rare weekend apart in their many years of marriage. Jack is at home coping with domestic crises and two uncouth adolescents, while immobilized by self-doubt and questioning his worth as a…
The Worlds of Carol Shields
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|December 2, 2014

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"Carol was a very fine writer and a remarkable human being, a wonderful person whose work I closely followed for more than 20 years. I interviewed her frequently over those years, with virtually every work she produced -novel, radio drama, play, book of stories.…
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