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Shields, Carol

Overview
Works: 252 works in 1,675 publications in 23 languages and 36,271 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Romance fiction  Epistolary fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9199.3.S514, 813.54
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The stone diaries by Carol Shields( Book )

205 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 5,263 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 )

105 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 3,176 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 )

116 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 15 languages and held by 2,491 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 )

50 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,292 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 )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dressing Up for the Carnival
The republic of love by Carol Shields( Book )

101 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay and Tom, each concerned with their own respective obsessions, finally fall in love
The box garden by Carol Shields( Book )

45 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,409 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
Collected stories by Carol Shields( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,361 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
Small ceremonies by Carol Shields( Book )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 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
Swann by Carol Shields( Book )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,141 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 )

49 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories looking at some of the miracles that transform our ordinary everyday existence.__
A celibate season by Carol Shields( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 660 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 )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These twelve short stories portray middle-aged, middle-class women who feel alone and alienated. In the title story, the orange fish is a lithograph which changes the lives of its owners, those who possess the print offer testimony to what it means to them
Unless by Carol Shields( Recording )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reta has enjoyed a loving family, good friends, and success as a novel writer. Suddenly, her beloved daughter drops out of life to sit on a gritty street corner, silent. Reta's search for the cause becomes a funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Recording )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landscape architects life is seen in comparison to the garden mazes he creates and the focal points of turns in his existence
The stone diaries by Carol Shields( Recording )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shields waves together a story of a 20th century pilgrim in search of herself
Happenstance : a novel by Carol Shields( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A week spent apart for a long-time married couple brings new and frightening experiences for each. Bewildered in a new city, Brenda struggles to cope. Meanwhile, at home, Jack's world falls apart; but while dealing with the crises around him, he learns something about himself
Coming to Canada : poems by Carol Shields( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random illuminations : conversations with Carol Shields by Eleanor Wachtel( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Eleanor Wachtel first interviewed Carol Shields in 1987, they became friends. Over the next sixteen years, Eleanor conducted numerous interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author." "Their candid, wide-ranging and affectionate conversations trace the arc of Carol's life and career: from her sheltered childhood to her coming of age as a wife, mother and feminist; from her unexpected success as a poet in her late thirties to her emergence as one of the world's foremost fiction writers; from "before" her diagnosis of breast cancer to "after."" "Always circling back to the fiction, they talk about the redemptive power of literature and Carol's faith in the moments of transcendence - those random illuminations - that transform everyday life."--Jacket
Startle and illuminate : Carol Shields on writing by Carol Shields( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in her own words, as clear and straightforward as a glass of water, comes the best possible guide to the writing process, from conception to publication. This essential work, drawn by her daughter and grandson from her voluminous correspondence with other writers, essays, notes, comments, criticism and lectures, is a last gift from one of our finest novelists meant for both aspiring and established writers
 
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The stone diaries
Alternative Names
Carol Shields Canadees dichteres (1935-2003)

Carol Shields canadisk poet

Carol Shields escritora canadiense

Carol Shields kanadensisk poet

Carol Shields kanadische Schriftstellerin

Carol Shields kanadisk poet

Carol Shields romancière canadienne

Carol Shields scrittrice canadese

Carola Shields

Shields, Carol

Shields, Carol Ann Warner 1935-2003

Šīldsa, Kerola 1935-2003

Šīldz, Kārūl 1935-2003

Warner , Carol Ann

Warner, Carol Ann 1935-2003

Шилдс, Кэрол

קרול שילדס

שילדס, קרול

שילדס, קרול 1935-2003

کارول شیلدز شاعر کانادایی

실즈, 캐럴 1935-2003

キャロル・シールズ

シールズ, キャロル

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UnlessLarry's partyJane AustenDressing up for the carnivalThe republic of loveThe box gardenCollected storiesSmall ceremonies