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The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields, Penelope Lively
The Stone Diaries
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In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields?s Pulitzer Prize?winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionONE OF THE MOST successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a... show more
In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields?s Pulitzer Prize?winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionONE OF THE MOST successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy?s vividly described inner life?from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143105503 (0143105507)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The Stone Diaries
Pretty much the first thing that will strike any attentive reader about this novel is that the author is doing something odd with the narrative voice. It seems to be Daisy Goodwill Flett narrating her life, but then again how could it be, since she is narrating things she could not have known? And t...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
This book grew on me--at first appearing distant in how it treated its subject, Daisy Goodwill Flett, but ultimately moving and singular. The chapters in the table of contents tip you off you'll be reading about a life entire: Birth - 1905; Childhood - 1916; Marriage - 1927; Love - 1937; Motherhood ...
Julie's Books
Julie's Books rated it
0.0 The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Reading 2/6/2010 (again)
Jennavier
Jennavier rated it
I was just as baffled as poor Daisy.
SJane
SJane rated it
I expected this to be dull, and embraced it with the gratitude the reader feels when the book turns out not to be dull at all. There were many elements I liked, beginning with the rare first-person omniscient point of view, making this a ‘fictitious autobiography.’ Usually you have to be dead (as in...
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