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Shields, Carol

Overview
Works: 323 works in 1,297 publications in 5 languages and 34,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9199.3.S514, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carol Shields
The stone diaries by Carol Shields ( Book )
83 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 4,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a woman, written to resemble a biography, complete with family photos. The chapter-headings tell the story: "Birth, 1905;" "Childhood, 1916;""Marriage, 1927;" "Love, 1936;" "Motherhood, 1947;""Illness and Decline, 1985;" and, finally, "Death."
Unless by Carol Shields ( Book )
59 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reta Winters life as an author, mother and wife starts to crumble when her eldest daughter takes to sitting silently on a street corner wearing a sign that says "Goodness."
Larry's party by Carol Shields ( Book )
60 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy on the rise of a nobody. It happens to Larry Weller, a Winnipeg floral designer who goes for his honeymoon to England. The couple visit Hampton Court with its shrubs and Weller discovers his vocation, becoming a famous maize builder
Jane Austen by Carol Shields ( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Stone Diaries focuses on the life and fiction of Jane Austen in a critical biography of the reclusive author of Pride and Prejudice and other great novels. Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. Jane Austen reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. With her forceful insight and gentle wit, she was the ultimate chronicler of the mores and manners of her time as well as a groundbreaking author who would influence many of our greatest contemporary novelists. Who was this woman that created both characters that leap off the page and entertaining plots, yet managed to quietly challenge a strict social order? What gave her the motivation to continue writing when women were excluded from the publishing world? In this compelling and passionate biography, Carol Shields explores the life of this amazing woman, from her early family life in Stevenson, to her later years at Bath, her broken engagement, and her tumultuous relationship with her sister Cassandra
Dressing up for the carnival by Carol Shields ( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike, to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a room in a Parisian hotel on the verge of ruin is the catalyst for passion, to the brave confidence of "A Scarf"-new for this collection-which chronicles the realities of a fledging author's book tour. Playful, graceful, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, these stories will delight her devoted fans and win her new converts as well. ... Publisher description
The box garden by Carol Shields ( Book )
38 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poet's struggle to make something of herself after her creative juices run dry. Although she has a son and a man who loves her, Charleen Forrest is still obsessed by the thought that she is a failure. The novel follows Charleen as she tries to sort herself out. By the author of The Stone Diaries for which she won the Pulitzer Prize
The republic of love by Carol Shields ( Book )
46 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fay and Tom, each concerned with their own respective obsessions, finally fall in love
Small ceremonies by Carol Shields ( Book )
40 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the surface Judith Gill, the protagonist, is a nobody, a middle-class housewife with two children living in a small town. But her job as a biographer has taught her it is the little things in life that count, and from that point of view her story is alive with action. By the author of The Stone Diaries, for which she won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Collected stories by Carol Shields ( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short works features definitive pieces written throughout the course of the author's career, including the previously unpublished "Segue," a portrayal of a sonnet writer who faces an unknown darkness
Swann by Carol Shields ( Book )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four amazingly different individuals become intertwined with that of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet of delicate verse whose genuine talent is only discovered after she is brutally murdered
Various miracles by Carol Shields ( Book )
40 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories looking at some of the miracles that transform our ordinary everyday existence.__
Happenstance, the husband's story ; Happenstance, the wife's story by Carol Shields ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories from a marriage in crisis: thewife's story and the husband's story. The setting issuburbia, the time frame a week spent apart. She goes toa quilting convention where she has an affair, he stayshome to mind the kids and discuss manhood with a friendwho has been abandoned by his wife
A celibate season by Carol Shields ( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A husband and wife exchange vows of celibacy when she has to move to the other side of the country for a job. Over a period of a year they exchange letters, telling each other how they are doing. The setting is Canada
The orange fish by Carol Shields ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the Marian Engel Award: Passion, longing, regret, and transformation infuse these twelve tales by one of our most “shrewd and skillful” storytellers ( Chicago Tribune ) “Milk Bread Beer Ice” is a road trip shared by a husband and wife who no longer communicate through meaningful dialogue. Fifty-year-old “Hazel” is forced to enter an alien workplace after the sudden death of her husband. In “Today Is the Day,” the village women gather together for their annual ritual of planting blisterlilies. And “Family Secrets” travels to DeKalb, Illinois, and the First World War, as the narrator searches for a missing year in her mother’s life . . . and unearths a surprising connection to Ernest Hemingway. From a group of musicians who discover they share more than classical “Chemistry” to an unhappily married couple who may get a second chance, this remarkable collection, like the ageless orange fish of the title story, is filled with the wonder and magic of everyday life
Unless by Carol Shields ( Recording )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light 'summertime' fiction. But this placid existence is cracked wide open when her beloved eldest daughter, Norah, drops out to sit on a gritty street corner, silent but for the sign around her neck that reads 'GOODNESS.' Reta's search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate statement turns into an unflinching and surprisingly funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope
The stone diaries by Carol Shields ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From her birth in rural Manitoba, to her journey with her father to southern Indiana, to her years as a wife, mother, and widow, to her old age, Daisy Stone Goodwill struggles to find a place for herself in her own life
Happenstance : a novel by Carol Shields ( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels in one about marriage. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the Stone Diaries in 1995
Mary Swann by Carol Shields ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen by Carol Shields ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields here explores the life of a writer whose own novels have delighted readers for the past two hundred years. Here, Shields follows Jane Austen from her early family life in Steventon 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 many enduring classics
Dropped threads 2 : more of what we aren't told by Carol Shields ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Continuing in the tradition of the beloved first volume, Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren't Told taps into women's compelling need to share their personal reflections on life's defining moments of surprise and silence. These stories celebrate the female experience with an honesty and intimacy that will take your breath away. Readers will explore what may be unfamiliar terrain, and will come away with the powerful knowledge of what it must be like to step into another woman's shoes. "The fact is," writes Adrienne Clarkson in the foreword, "none of us knows anything, and it is what happens to us in life that teaches us everything." Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson, with the assistance of Carol's daughter Catherine, have gathered an astounding collection of fresh, beautifully crafted and original pieces by well-known Canadians, including Jane Urquhart, Susan Swan, Shelagh Rogers, Michele Landsberg, Elizabeth Hay, Billie Livingston, Sandra Martin and Flora MacDonald. As with the first book, this volume also includes contributions from new writers, women whose names you may not recognize but whose stories will resonate, move and inspire. Book jacket."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Shields, Carol
Shields, Carol Ann Warner, 1935-2003
Šīldsa, Kerola, 1935-2003
Šīldz, Kārūl, 1935-2003
Warner, Carol Ann
Warner, Carol Ann 1935-2003
שילדס, קרול
シールズ, キャロル
Languages
English (681)
German (6)
Spanish (5)
French (3)
Norwegian (1)
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