- Author:Carol Shields
- Publisher:Harper; First Edition edition (February 1, 2005)
- Pages:624 pages
- Subcategory:Short Stories & Anthologies
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Carol Shields (1935–2003) was born in the United States but became a Canadian citizen in the late 1950s after . Here are five of these stories that will leave you wanting to pore over the entire Collected Stories of Carol Shields – all 608 pages of the volume. Courtesy of Penguin Books.
Carol Shields (1935–2003) was born in the United States but became a Canadian citizen in the late 1950s after marrying a Canadian engineer. She is perhaps best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the . Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General’s Award in Canada. It’s the only book to have won both prestigious prizes. Shields is known for her straightforward writing style and for focusing on the everyday interactions and moments of ordinary lives.
Carol Shields's short stories show depths some critics overlooked, says Hermione Le. In the last years of her life, Carol Shields went on working. She published a remarkable novel, Unless, a volume of stories, and a short, sympathetic life of Jane Austen. The biography dealt feelingly with the frustrations, deprivations and solitude of a great woman writer with no literary confidantes and a restrictive family life. The novel gave the story of a woman writer of light novels, whose daughter had run away from home to adopt an extremist life of "goodness" - either of madness or sainthood.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. With the profound maturity and exquisite eye for detail that never failed to capture readers of her prize-winning novels.
Carol Shields died of Breast Cancer three years ago, a sad loss of a gifted, wonderful Canadian writer. Collected Stories features several of the most wonderful stories I have read. Her quirky humor comes to life in this wonderful collection. Though the stories may come across as incredibly mundane because it deals with every day, ordinary people, said stories give a wonderful portrayal of characters you can definitely relate to.
Carol Ann Shields, CC OM FRSC (June 2, 1935 – July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the . Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. Shields was born Carol Ann Warner in Oak Park, Illinois. She studied at Hanover College Indiana, where she became a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Collected Stories - Carol Shields. I BEGAN READING CAROL SHIELDS’ BOOKS many years ago, with The Box Garden. In that novel there’s a passage that made me laugh so hard I thought I would do myself an injury.
Shields' Collected Stories proves her writing to be as refined as we knew it to be, but more surprising, daring and . I've read and enjoyed all the collected stories of Carol Shields. She is perhaps more known for her novels, but I think it is in her short fiction where her skill truly shines.
Shields' Collected Stories proves her writing to be as refined as we knew it to be, but more surprising, daring and varied than we may have supposed. These stories reveal an entirely different Shields than those only familiar with a handful of her 10 novels would recognize. The clarity and elegance of her writing is the same in both genres, but in her short fiction, Shields stretches out a bit, often leaving the terrain of realism and leading the reader into the realm of the almost-possible. Her story "Mirrors" won an O. Henry.
Carol Shields She reminds us again why literature matters. Carol Shields was born in Chicago and lived in Canada for most of her life.
She reminds us again why literature matters. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood. She is the author of three short story collections and eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize - winning The Stone Diaries and Larry’s Party, winner of the Orange Prize.
This Collected Stories means what it says, for everything Shields wrote in this most demanding of forms is included.
In the early stories, she comes perilously close to cuteness, until she remembers to employ her scalpel. In "Fragility", narrated by a loving, unnamed husband, a couple go house-hunting in Vancouver after having lived in Toronto. This Collected Stories means what it says, for everything Shields wrote in this most demanding of forms is included. At the risk of sounding churlish in the face of so much that is pleasurable, I have to record that Shields's forays into parable or whimsy don't have her customary lightness of touch.
The story of a woman dancing on the edge of a difficult life . Ever since her husband left her-seemingly vanishing into thin air-Charleen Forrest has supported herself and her fifteen-year-old son on what she earns as an obscure poet and part-time gofer for an even more obscure scientific journal. Shields' first novel tells the story of Judith Gill, a woman whose world is shaped by the actions of those around her. As a biographer, she spends her days analyzing the minutiae of past lives. 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.
For the first time, all of Carol Shields's remarkable short stories are gathered together in one volume. This definitive anthology contains the previously unpublished story "Segue," her last work.
In these stories Carol Shields combines the dazzling virtuosity and wise maturity that won so many readers to her prize-winning novels. With her exquisite eye for detail and her eagerness to explore the most fundamental of relationships and the wildest of coincidences, she illuminates the absurdities and miracles that grace all of our lives.
Playful, charming, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, this collection of stories will delight and enchant readers the world over.