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Carol Shields

Carol Shields

·3.78·65,699 Ratings
“ Seek knowledge from cradle to the grave. ” ― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
Authors' Books
  • The Box Garden

    1996·
    ·3.63·829 Ratings
    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
  • Small Ceremonies

    1996·
    ·3.7·812 Ratings
    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. But in one lovingly documented year of life, Judith is reveal
  • Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren't Told

    2003·
    ·3.79·221 Ratings
    The idea for Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told came up between Carol Shields and longtime friend Marjorie Anderson over lunch. It appeared that after decades of feminism, the “women's network” still wasn't able to prevent women being caught off-gua
  • Various Miracles

    1996·
    ·3.9·221 Ratings
    In these deftly written stories, Carol Shields illuminates the moments when ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances - wild coincidences, declarations of love, startling revelations. We are drawn, too, into a world of sharply observed characters:
  • Dressing Up for the Carnival

    2001·
    ·3.54·454 Ratings
    In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple
  • Jane Austen: A Life

    2005·
    ·3.85·2,161 Ratings
    With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows t
  • The Collected Stories of Carol Shields

    2005·
    ·4.13·567 Ratings
    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, The Oran
  • Larry's Party

    1998·
    ·3.72·6,826 Ratings
    Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony and tenderness. Carol Shields gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997 that flash back and forward seamlessly. As L
  • A Celibate Season

    1999·
    ·3.55·277 Ratings
    Carol Shields, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Blanche Howard, winner of the Canadian Booksellers' Award, teamed up to write this delightful epistolary novel that probes the inner life of one couple's rocky marriage. Faced with a job-related ten-month s
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