Carol Shields





Carol Shields


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

Died
July 16, 2003

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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.



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The Stone Diaries

3.84 avg rating — 28,950 ratings — published 1993 — 70 editions
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Unless

3.63 avg rating — 10,786 ratings — published 2002 — 54 editions
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Larry's Party

3.71 avg rating — 6,882 ratings — published 1997 — 38 editions
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Jane Austen: A Life

3.83 avg rating — 2,137 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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The Republic of Love

3.74 avg rating — 2,136 ratings — published 1992 — 32 editions
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Swann

3.71 avg rating — 1,587 ratings — published 1987 — 34 editions
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Happenstance: Two Novels in...

3.70 avg rating — 1,078 ratings — published 1980 — 18 editions
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The Box Garden

3.62 avg rating — 855 ratings — published 1977 — 21 editions
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Small Ceremonies

3.70 avg rating — 807 ratings — published 1976 — 20 editions
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The Collected Stories of Ca...

4.14 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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“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

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

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

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June 2016 Woman Genre BOM: Biography/Memoir/Diary

Jane Austen A Life by Carol Shields
Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields (June author)
Published in 2001 | RBC Taylor Prize (2002)
With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award–winning novelist, Carol Shields’s magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created.

 
  3 votes, 60.0%

Sophia Regent of Russia, 1657-1704 by Lindsey Hughes
Sophia: Regent of Russia, 1657-1704 by Lindsey Hughes
Published in 1990
Sophia Alekseevna, the half-sister of Peter the Great, was the first woman to tule Russia. In 1682, ten-year-old Peter and his mentally retarded brother Ivan were declared joint tsars with 25 year old Sophia as their regent. The regency lasted for seven years until Sophia was ousted by Peter and dispatched to a convent for the last 15 years of her life.

 
  2 votes, 40.0%

Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
Published in 2000 | Whitbread Award for Biography (2000); J.R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography (2001)
Blood trickles down through every generation, seeps into every marriage. An international bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Biography Award, Bad Blood is a tragicomic memoir of one woman's escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-World War II Britain and the story of three generations of the author's family and its marriages.

In one of the most extraordinary memoirs of recent years, Bad Blood brings alive in vivid detail a time -- the '40s and '50s -- not so distant from us but now disappeared. As a portrait of a family and a young girl's place in it, it is unsurpassed.

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Memoirs of Madame Vigee-Lebrun (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Memoirs of Madame Vigee-Lebrun by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Published in 1903 by Doubleday – She published as Souvenirs in three volumes from 1835-1837.
Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was a French painter. Her style is generally considered Rococo and shows interest in the subject of neoclassical painting. After her studio was seized, for practicing without a license, she applied to the Academie de Saint Luc, which unwillingly exhibited her works in their Salon. In 1783, she was made a member of the Academie. She painted portraits of many of the nobility of the day and as her career blossomed, she was invited to the Palace of Versailles to paint Marie Antoinette. After the arrest of the royal family during the French Revolution Vigee-Lebrun fled France with her young daughter Julie. She lived and worked for some years in Italy, Austria, and Russia. She was welcomed back to France during the reign of Emperor Napoleon I. She visited England at the beginning of the nineteenth century and painted the portrait of several British notables including Lord Byron.

 
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