Various Miracles

March 26, 1996|
Various Miracles by Carol Shields
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The stories collected here offer an entrancing look at some of the various miracles of everyday life, the quirks of chance and coincidence, life''s setbacks and improvisations. Carol Shields deftly draws us into the lives of a broad range of sharply observed characters, from the brilliant young violinist smothered by an overprotective family, to the elderly widow mowing her lawn while a long, passionate life buzzes around in her memory.

Blending wit and compassion, Shields illuminates moments when ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances, declarations of love and revelations that transform their lives. Sharp, skeptical and sympathetic, this collection presents Shields at her inimitable best in twenty-one miracles of the storyteller''s art.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1935, Carol Shields moved to Canada at the age of twenty-two, after studying at the University of Exeter in England, and then obtained her M.A. at the University of Ottawa. She started publishing poetry in her thirties, and wrote her first novel, Small Ceremonies, in 1976. Over the next three decades, Shi...
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Title:Various Miracles
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:216 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:216 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:March 26, 1996
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679307785

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