Carol Shields





Carol Shields

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

died
July 16, 2003

gender
female

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About this author

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: 3.72 · 40,534 ratings · 2,701 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
The Stone Diaries
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 19,940 ratings — published 1993 — 55 editions
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Unless
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 7,876 ratings — published 2002 — 46 editions
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Larry's Party
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 4,914 ratings — published 1997 — 32 editions
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The Republic of Love
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,504 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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Jane Austen: A Life
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,355 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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Swann
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,067 ratings — published 1987 — 22 editions
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Happenstance: Two Novels in...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
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Small Ceremonies
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 591 ratings — published 1976 — 19 editions
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The Box Garden
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 589 ratings — published 1977 — 20 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ca...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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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 August retreat will focus on three or four selected works of a particular author. This is the poll to select that author. Poll will be open for a week.

Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks
 
  4 votes, 30.8%

Barry Unsworth Barry Unsworth
 
  3 votes, 23.1%

Sarah Waters Sarah Waters
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

Carol Shields Carol Shields
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Doris Lessing Doris Lessing
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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