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ISBN13: 9780060874407
ISBN10: 0060874406
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Reta Winters, 44-year-old successful author of light summertime fiction, has always considered herself happy, even blessed. That is, until her oldest daughter Norah mysteriously drops out of college to become a panhandler on a Toronto street corner — silent, with a sign around her neck bearing the word Goodness.

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"A gut-gripping story of one woman's difficult psychological journey, it becomes, in effect, a treatise on goodness and a testament to the several roles women must simultaneously shoulder....Shields shares with fellow Canadian Alice Munro not only her Ontario milieu but also a gift for psychological acuity expressed in limpid, shimmering prose." Brad Hooper, Booklist

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"[A] landmark book that constitutes yet another noteworthy addition to Shields's impressive body of work." Publishers Weekly

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"Marvelously idiosyncratic, passionate and wise, Shields' tenth novel rollicks from beginning to end with sauciness and wit." Book Magazine

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Forty-four-year-old Reta Winters, wife, mother, writer, and translator, is living a happy life until one of her three daughters drops out of university to sit on a downtown street corner silent and cross-legged with a begging bowl in her lap and a placard round her neck that says "Goodness."

The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and beloved authors.

About the Author

Carol Shields was born in Chicago and lived in Canada for most of her life. She is the author of three short story collections and eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize — winning The Stone Diaries and Larrys Party, winner of the Orange Prize.

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bevula, December 24, 2010 (view all comments by bevula)
This book is fantastic. Shields is such a great writer, and she describes the estrangement from her child and her sadness at the state of the world with such a light touch that it really sneaks up on you. One of my all-time favorite books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060874407
Author:
Shields, Carol
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Feldman, Jody
Author:
by Carol Shields
Author:
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Author:
Shiel
Author:
Graef, Renee
Author:
ds, Carol
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Little House Chapter Book
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.01x5.36x.89 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 7 to 10

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Product details 352 pages Perennial - English 9780060874407 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A gut-gripping story of one woman's difficult psychological journey, it becomes, in effect, a treatise on goodness and a testament to the several roles women must simultaneously shoulder....Shields shares with fellow Canadian Alice Munro not only her Ontario milieu but also a gift for psychological acuity expressed in limpid, shimmering prose."
"Review" by , "[A] landmark book that constitutes yet another noteworthy addition to Shields's impressive body of work."
"Review" by , "Marvelously idiosyncratic, passionate and wise, Shields' tenth novel rollicks from beginning to end with sauciness and wit."
"Synopsis" by , Forty-four-year-old Reta Winters, wife, mother, writer, and translator, is living a happy life until one of her three daughters drops out of university to sit on a downtown street corner silent and cross-legged with a begging bowl in her lap and a placard round her neck that says "Goodness."

The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and beloved authors.

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