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The Stone diaries

by Carol Shields

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Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCarol Shields.
The Physical Object
Pagination361, 10p.
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15565045M
ISBN 10014023313X

The Stone Diaries is a collection of almost mundane details: memories, dreams, gardening advice, letters, recipes, and many lists—grocery lists, a list of Daisy's illnesses, to-do lists, and the. In "The Stone Diaries," Carol Shields attempts to chronicle the life of Daisy Goodwill. It is a life first told through the eyes of Daisy, and then through the eyes of those who presumably knew her best: her friends, children and relatives. What is extraordinary about this book.

Use this reader's guide for The Stone Diaries with adult book groups. Grades: Subjects: Literature. Reading and Literature. Reading. by TeacherVision Staff. Print Add to Favorites. CREATE NEW FOLDER. Cancel. Manage My Favorites. Updated on: . Book Club Wed Feb 03 The Stone Diaries Discussion Questions. By Veronica Bond. From the story of a dysfunctional family in The Corrections to the story of one woman's atypical life in The Stone Diaries, I think we have inadvertantly picked the perfect second book for the year.I'm very interested to hear what everyone thought of this pseudo-autobiography and how Carol Shields writes women.

  Carol Shields () is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's Award. Her other novels and short-story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, Swann, The Orange Fish, Various Miracles, The Box Garden, and Small /5(K). The Stone Diaries was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Booker Prize, and won Canada’s Governor General Award. It was also named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and a Notable Book by The New York Times Book Review.


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Bewildered by her inability to understand her place in her own life, Daisy attempts to find a way to tell her story within a novel that is itself about The Stone diaries book limitations of/5. The Stone Diaries approaches these problems with seductive prose, a serene wit and an artfulness that is all the more dazzling given the novel's apparent insistence on the ordinary.

Indeed, one of Shields' conceits has been to disguise her fiction as a "real" biography, complete with period photographs and a family tree.

THE STONE DIARIES. CAROL SHIELDS () is the author of Dressing Up for the Carnival; Larry’s Party, which won the Orange Prize; and The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award/5().

Carol Shields () is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's other novels and short-story collections include The Republic of Love, Happenstance, Swann, The Orange Fish, Various Miracles, The Box Garden, and Small Ceremonies (all available from Penguin).Cited by: Carol Shields describes "The Stone Diaries" as if it were a series of nesting Russian dolls.

A biography of a fictional woman named Daisy Goodwill Hoad Flett, the novel "is a box within a box within a box," Ms. Shields said in a telephone interview from Berkeley, Calif., where she. The Stone Diaries is the fictitious autobiography of Daisy Goodwill, conveyed from Daisy's own point of view somewhere in her future.

Daisy is the only child of Cuyler and Mercy Goodwill and was born in Manitoba, Canada in Mercy Goodwill, an obese woman who does not realize she is pregnant, gives birth to Daisy in her kitchen and dies immediately after.

Carol Shields (–) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada’s Governor General’s Award. Her other novels and short story collections include The Republic of. The Stone Diaries is the story of a life in the twentieth century.

To be specific it is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth induring which her mother died, to her death in a nursing home in the last decade of the century/5(). Free download or read online The Stone Diaries pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Carol Shields. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, cultural story are. The book has been awarded with Man Booker Prize Nominee /5.

The Stone Diaries is the story of the life of Daisy Goodwill Hoad Flett. The novel is divided into ten chapters, beginning with “Birth, ” and ending with “Death.” A fictional biography. The Stone Diaries was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Booker Prize, and won Canada's Governor General Award.

It was also named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and a Notable Book by The New York Times Book Review. Buy a cheap copy of The Stone Diaries book by Carol Shields. This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, captured in Daisy's vivacious yet reflective voice, has been winning over readers since its publication in Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields, Author Viking Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book Canadian writer Shields's novels and short. The Stone Diaries won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inthe National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Governor General’s Award and was nominated for the Booker Prize.

Plot Summary. Although the novel claims to flow chronologically from Daisy’s birth to her death, it. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. The Stone Diaries, her fictional biography of Daisy Goodwill, a woman who drifts through her life as child, wife, mother and widow, bewildered by her inability to understand any of these roles, received excellent reviews.

The book won a Governor General’s Literary Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize 4/5(). Carol Ann Shields was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her successful novel The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's novel Swann won the Best Novel Arthur Ellis Award in /5.

The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; a truly sensuous novel that reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century. Born inDaisy Goodwill drifts through the chapters of childhood, marriage, widowhood, remarriage, motherhood and old age.

Shields (The Republic of Love, The Orange Fish, Swan, plus see above) offers epic material in this century-long story of a woman's life told from many points of view.

Short-listed for the Booker Prize, the novel dazzles with its deft touch and ironic wisdom. Daisy Goodwill is born in in Manitoba and dies early in the 's in a Florida nursing home.

Chapter headings are archetypal Author: Carol Shields. In contrast, their wives seem bewildered by, indifferent to, or at best serenely tolerant of their husbands' ardor.

Does The Stone Diaries subvert traditional sex roles. Where do Daisy and the novel's other female characters derive their greatest pleasure and fulfillment. How badly do Shields's women need men. The Stone Diaries (Book): Shields, Carol: 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 Edition One 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.The Stone Diaries Product Category: Books ISBN: X Title: The Stone Diaries EAN: Authors: Carol Shields Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: Pages: Signed: False First Edition: False Dust Jacket: False List Price (MSRP): Height: inches Width: inches Length: inchesSeller Rating: % positive.The Stone Diaries is one ordinary woman's story of her journey through life.

Born inDaisy Stone Goodwill drifts through the roles of child, wife, widow, and mother, and finally into her old age.