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The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Carol Shields
In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition One of the most successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
Larry's Party
by Carol Shields
The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Box Garden: A Novel
by Carol Shields
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. But when her estranged mother...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction
Unless: A Novel (P.S.)
by Carol Shields
“Nothing short of astonishing.”  —  New Yorker “A thing of beauty—lucidly written, artfully ordered, riddled with riddles and undergirded with dark layers of philosophical meditations.”  —  Los Angeles Times For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Swann: A Novel
by Carol Shields
Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award Winner: A “funny, poignant, surprising” (Margaret Atwood) literary detective story centering around a murdered poet.  Who is Mary Swann? In this novel of a writer’s revenge, an uneducated farmer’s wife delivers a paper bag filled with scraps of her poems to the publisher of a small press....
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Collected Stories
by Carol Shields
“Shields writes with an almost painfully attuned ear for the nuances of language and the way they attach to feelings and probe the most delicate layers of human consciousness. . . . She reminds us again why literature matters.” —  New York Times Book Review With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood With the profound...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren't Told
by Carol Shields, Marjorie Anderson
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-guard by life. There remained subjects women just didn't talk about, or felt they...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Politics, History and Current Events
Dressing Up for the Carnival
by Carol Shields
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's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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