Small Ceremonies: A Novel by Carol ShieldsSmall Ceremonies: A Novel by Carol Shields

Small Ceremonies: A Novel

byCarol Shields

Paperback | December 17, 2013

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An accomplished biographer wants to create a compelling life story of her own in a novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Stone Diaries.

What is the matter with me, I wonder. Why am I always the one who watches?

Judith Gill lives with her husband, son, and daughter in a nice house in the suburbs of Ontario. She has carved out a niche as a respected biographer. Her universe is shaped and bounded by the lives around her, from her family to the subjects of her books. She finds herself in the background of her life, but she hungers to tell stories of her own. In this witty, nuanced novel about art, life, love, and fiction, Carol Shields reveals Judith to readers and to herself—a woman with bold emotions, powerful instincts, and a knack for observing the small ceremonies that give our lives meaning.
Carol Shields (1935–2003) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England, and the University of Ottawa. In 1957, she married Donald Shields and moved to Canada permanently. She taught at the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Manitoba, and...
Title:Small Ceremonies: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:210 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.48 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.48 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1480459569

ISBN - 13:9781480459564


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