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published: Sep 2008
pages: 400
ISBN:9780307357281
publisher: Random House of Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada

The Stone Diaries

by Carol Shields, introduction by Penelope Lively

tagged: contemporary women, marriage & divorce, 20th century
4.5 of 5
2 ratings
rated!
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list price: $21.00
edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD)
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2008
pages: 400
ISBN:9780307357281
publisher: Random House of Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
Description

The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; a truly sensuous novel that reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century.

Born in 1905, Daisy Goodwill drifts through the chapters of childhood, marriage, widowhood, remarriage, motherhood and old age. Bewildered by her inability to understand her own role, Daisy attempts to find a way to tell her own story within a novel that is itself about the limitations of autobiography.

Contributor Notes

CAROL SHIELDS (1935–2003) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's Award. Her other novels and short story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, and Swann. Shields’s work has been translated into 33 languages.

Awards
  • Winner, Pulitzer Prize
  • Winner, National Book Critics Circle Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award - Author of the Year
  • Short-listed, Man Booker Prize
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction
  • Short-listed, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • , New York Times Notable Book of the Year
  • , Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year - Adult
Editorial Review

"Carol Shields has explored the mysteries of life with abandon, taking unusual risks along the way. The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters."
The New York Times Book Review
"...Shields's storytelling is at its most ambitious and compelling."
The Toronto Star
"A beautiful, darkly ironic novel of misunderstanding and missed opportunites."
Esquire
"A wise and unusual novel that makes the ordinary extraordinary...Shields reveals the mysteries of love, culture and spirituality shimmering beneath the surface of a quiet woman’s life."
Elle

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