The stone diaries/ par Carol Shields by Carol Shields

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Published by Vintage Books in Toronto .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Femmes -- Fiction,
  • Canada -- Histoire -- 20e siècle -- Fiction

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Pagination361, (8) p. :
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22220279M
ISBN 100394223802

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To be specific it is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth induring which her mother died, to her death in a nursing home in the last decade of the century/5(). Carol Shields was born in the United States and holds dual citizenship here and in Canada.

Her previous books include The Orange Fish, Swann, Various Miracles, and The Republic of Love. Her newest novel,The Stone Diaries, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and received Canada's prestigious Governor's General Award. She lives in Manitoba. Carol Shields describes "The Stone Diaries" as if it were a series of nesting Russian dolls.

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The Stone Diaries is a novel by Carol : Carol Shields. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields "She enlarges on the available material, extends, shrinks, reshapes what's offered; this mixed potion is her life. She swirls it one way or the other, depending on - who knows what it depends on.

- the fulcrum of desire, or of necessity. Carol Ann Warner was born on June 2,in Oak Park, Ill., the third child (after fraternal twins) of Robert Elmer, a candy factory manager, and Inez (Selgren) Warner, a schoolteacher. The Stone Diaries is the fictitious autobiography of Daisy Goodwill, conveyed from Daisy's own point of view somewhere in her future.

Daisy is the only child of Cuyler and Mercy Goodwill and was born in Manitoba, Canada in Mercy Goodwill, an obese woman who does not realize she is pregnant, gives birth to Daisy in her kitchen and dies immediately after. About Carol Shields. Carol Shields (–) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the 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. More about Carol Shields. Winner National Book Critics Circle Award The Stone Diaries, which is Shields' most famous novel, won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in Canada and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the United States.

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The Stone Diaries chronicles the life of a Canadian woman, born in out of love and tragedy, and follows her life through marriage, motherhood and widowhood as she ages with the century.

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields, Author Viking Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Stone is the unifying image here: it affects the geography of Daisy's. The Stone Diaries Carol Shields, Penguin Group USA pp. ISBN Summary Canada Governor General's Award () Pulitzer Prize for Fiction () The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; a truly sensuous novel that reflects and illuminates the.

Carol Shields () is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's other novels and short-story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, Swann, The Orange Fish, Various Miracles, The Box Garden, and Small Ceremonies (all available from /5(4).

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She is best known for her novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in : Carol Ann Warner, June 2,Oak Park, Illinois.

The Stone Diaries, her fictional biography of Daisy Goodwill, a woman who drifts through her life as child, wife, mother and widow, bewildered by her inability to understand any of these roles, received excellent reviews.

The book won a Governor General’s Literary Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize 4/5(). APPLE BOOKS REVIEW. How can the tiny baby born in a Manitoba kitchen in be the same person as the young bride on her honeymoon and the Florida retiree in a pantsuit.

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The Stone Diaries approaches these problems with seductive prose, a serene wit and an artfulness that is all the more dazzling given the novel’s apparent insistence on the ordinary. Indeed, one of Shields’ conceits has been to disguise her fiction as a “real” biography, complete with period photographs and.

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields _____ About the author: Born in Oak Park, Illinois, inCarol 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. Unless by Carol Shields pp, Fourth Estate, £ The chapter headings of Carol Shields's new novel take the form of prepositions and conjunctions - Notwithstanding, Despite, Whatever, : Blake Morrison.

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