Carol Shields was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel THE STONE DIARIES, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. She died in 2003.
An excellent biography * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Shields on Austen offers up a delicious prospect. And we are not disappointed * SCOTSMAN * Splendid ... What Shields does, and does extremely well, is look carefully, with intelligence and imagination, at the core texts: the six finished novels, the three unfinished ones, the letters and the juvenilia ... It is a gem * LITERARY REVIEW *