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Shields, Carol

Overview
Works: 241 works in 1,518 publications in 23 languages and 36,393 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
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 )

190 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 5,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a woman, written to resemble abiography, complete with family photos. The chapterheadings 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 )

98 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,268 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 )

107 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 15 languages and held by 2,548 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 maze builder
Jane Austen by Carol Shields( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,328 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 )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

90 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,531 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 )

43 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 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 )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,402 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 )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 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 )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,158 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 )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 910 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 )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 835 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 )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 683 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
Unless by Carol Shields( Recording )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 538 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 orange fish by Carol Shields( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 537 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
Dropped threads 2 : more of what we aren't told by Carol Shields( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 420 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
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Recording )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 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 )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shields waves together a story of a 20th century pilgrim in search of herself
Mary Swann by Carol Shields( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Swann is the story of four individuals who become entwined in the life of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet whose authentic and unique voice is discovered only hours before her husband hacks her to pieces. Who is Mary Swann? And how could she have produced these works of genius in almost complete isolation? Mysteriously, all traces of Swann's existence, her notebook, the first draft of her work, even her photograph, gradually vanish as the characters in this engrossing novel become caught up in their own concepts of who Mary Swann was
Coming to Canada : poems by Carol Shields( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Carol Shields American author

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