Here is a Canadian writer who I hold most dearly to my heart! If you haven’t picked up Carol Shields novel yet, please do. The first time I had really heard of Carol Shields, it was in connection with her 1993 award-winning novel, The Stone Diaries. I can not tell you how many ways my own life aligns with this Shields protagonist. Daisy Stone Goodwill is a character, under my skin.
Bibliography Collected from Wikipedia: This is the extensive list. Several of these are on my wish list. I have read the book titles that have been bolded.
- Small Ceremonies, 1976
- The Box Garden, 1977 (Later published in a joint edition with Small Ceremonies as Duet)
- Happenstance, 1980
- A Fairly Conventional Woman, 1982
- Swann: A Mystery, 1987 (UK title: Mary Swann)
- A Celibate Season, 1991 (with Blanche Howard)
- The Republic of Love, 1992
- The Stone Diaries, 1993 (winner of the Governor General’s Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize)
- Larry’s Party, 1997 (winner of the Orange Prize, and the Prix de Livre)
- Unless, 2002 (winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize)
- Various Miracles, 1985
- The Orange Fish, 1989
- Dressing Up for the Carnival, 2000
- Collected Stories. Toronto: Random House, 2004.
- Others. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1972.
- Intersect. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1974.
- Coming to Canada. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1992.
- Departures and Arrivals, 1990
- Thirteen Hands, 1993
- Fashion Power Guilt and the Charity of Families, 1995 (with Catherine Shields)
- Anniversary: A Comedy, 1998 (with Dave Williamson)
- Women Waiting
- ‘Thirteen Hands and Other Plays. Toronto: Vintage, 2002.
- Jane Austen. New York: Viking, 2001.
- Dropped Threads: What We aren’t Told. Toronto: Vintage, 2001. (edited with Marjorie Anderson)
- Dropped Threads 2: More of What We aren’t Told. Toronto: Vintage, 2003. (edited with Marjorie Anderson)