Carol Shields





Carol Shields


Born
in Oak Park, Illinois, The United States
June 02, 1935

Died
July 16, 2003

Website

Genre


Carol Ann Shields was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her successful 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award. Her novel Swann won the Best Novel Arthur Ellis Award in 1988.



Average rating: 3.75 · 53,869 ratings · 3,338 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
The Stone Diaries

3.82 avg rating — 26,258 ratings — published 1993 — 68 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unless

3.63 avg rating — 10,218 ratings — published 2002 — 49 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Larry's Party

3.71 avg rating — 6,483 ratings — published 1997 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jane Austen: A Life

3.83 avg rating — 1,940 ratings — published 2001 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Republic of Love

3.75 avg rating — 1,979 ratings — published 1992 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Swann

3.70 avg rating — 1,455 ratings — published 1987 — 29 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Happenstance: Two Novels in...

3.70 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 1980 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Box Garden

3.62 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 1977 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Small Ceremonies

3.70 avg rating — 749 ratings — published 1976 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Collected Stories of Ca...

4.13 avg rating — 586 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Carol Shields…
“Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.”
Carol Shields, The Republic of Love

“This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.”
Carol Shields, Unless

“Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.”
Carol Shields

Polls

Our genre for May is literary/general fiction. Please vote for the selection you would like to read. Poll will be up for one week. Last day to vote will be Tuesday, April 8.

The Stone Diaries The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields Carol Shields
 
  4 votes, 25.0%

Bel Canto Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

Love in the Time of Cholera Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
 
  2 votes, 12.5%

The Alchemist The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Golden Notebook The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Doris Lessing
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Master The Master by Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy Cormac McCarthy
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Green Knight The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1 comment
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Sarah's booklist 2009 61 497 Sep 04, 2009 08:34AM  
Romance Readers R...: This topic has been closed to new comments. September Monthly Challenge: Discussion and Suggestion Thread 38 141 Sep 19, 2009 02:06PM  
Romance Readers R...: September Monthly Challenge: Participants' Lists Thread 222 303 Oct 03, 2009 07:00AM