At a glance:
- Author: Carol Shields
- First Published: 2005
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Art or artists, Reality, Miracles, Life, philosophy of, Middle age
Carol Shields is better known and more respected as a novelist than she is as a short-story writer, having established her reputation with her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Stone Diaries (1993). “Light and breezy” is a phrase often used to describe her short stories. Whereas Shields appears most interested in the realistic exploration of character in her novels, her stories seem primarily intent on examining ideas; these stories are frequently little “what if” concept pieces or considerations of common objects and phenomena. To call Shields’s stories...
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