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Shields, Carol

Works: 218 works in 1,486 publications in 20 languages and 35,848 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.S514, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Shields
Unless by Carol Shields( Book )

97 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,318 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 2,592 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 )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,339 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 1,739 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 republic of love by Carol Shields( Book )

87 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,548 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 )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,483 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
Swann by Carol Shields( Book )

84 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,439 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
Collected stories by Carol Shields( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,416 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 1,372 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
Various miracles by Carol Shields( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 921 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 )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 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 )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 542 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 )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 537 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
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Recording )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 315 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 )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 257 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
Dropped threads : what we aren't told by Andrew Shields( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautifully woven tapestry of perspectives on the silences that women still keep. Dropped Threads offers a community of voices that readers -- not just women -- will want to hear..." -- Cover, p. 4
Coming to Canada : poems by Carol Shields( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 159 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
A memoir of friendship : the letters between Carol Shields and Blanche Howard by Carol Shields( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4 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


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Larry's partyJane AustenDressing up for the carnivalThe republic of loveThe box gardenSwannCollected storiesSmall ceremonies