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The Stone Diaries

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ISBN13: 9780140233131
ISBN10: 014023313x
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Awards

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction National Book Critics Circle Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, captured in Daisy's vivacious yet reflective voice, has been winning over readers since its publication in 1995, when it won the Pulitzer Prize. After a youth marked by sudden death and loss, Daisy escapes into conventionality as a middle-class wife and mother. Years later she becomes a successful garden columnist and experiences the kind of awakening that thousands of her contemporaries in mid-century yearned for but missed in alcoholism, marital infidelity and bridge clubs. The events of Daisy's life, however, are less compelling than her rich, vividly described inner life — from her memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. Shields' sensuous prose and her deft characterizations make this, her sixth novel, her most successful yet.

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"A kind of family album made into a work of art." Newsday

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"The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A beautiful, darkly ironic novel of misunderstanding and missed opportunites." Esquire

Review:

"Bittersweet, beautifully written...deliciously unclassifiable, blatantly intelligent and subtly subversive." San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Carol Shields (1935-2003) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's Award. Her other novels and short-story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, Swann, The Orange Fish, Various Miracles, The Box Garden, and Small Ceremonies.

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PrincessJaylia, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
This is another book I found hard to put down. The characters really come alive off the pages.
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PrincessJaylia, June 6, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
This is a powerful story. It really sucks you in and when you finally finish, you're breathless - in a good way.
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Rachel Coker, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by Rachel Coker)
This is a beautifully written, thoughtfully constructed tale that effortlessly brings the reader through the late 1800s and into the 1970s. It's epic in terms of the time but entirely personal in terms of the characters' development. The characters are quirky and believable. I found the women interesting archetypes/stand-ins for people of their generations. I picked up the novel because I'm determined to read more winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (The Stone Diaries won in 1995.) Now, I'm determined to read more books by Carol Shields! She wrote a biography of Jane Austen, so that's going right onto my list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140233131
Author:
Shields, Carol
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
94
Publication Date:
19950401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.90x5.04x.74 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140233131 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A kind of family album made into a work of art."
"Review" by , "The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters."
"Review" by , "A beautiful, darkly ironic novel of misunderstanding and missed opportunites."
"Review" by , "Bittersweet, beautifully written...deliciously unclassifiable, blatantly intelligent and subtly subversive."
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