`One of the best novels I have read this year. It's deft, funny, poignant, surprising and beautifully shaped.' Margaret AtwoodMary Swann, a latter-day Emily Dickinson, submitted a paper bag of poems to newspaper editor Frederic Cruzzi mere hours before her husband hacked her to pieces. How could someone who led such a dull, sheltered life produce these works of genius? Four very different people search for the elusive answer.
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Carol Shields is American born, spent three years in Manchester in the 60s, but now lives in Canada. Married with five children. Her first novel was published in 1990.Review:
`Quite excellent. Hers is a name to set beside those of Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.' Anita Brookner, Spectator`A funny, compassionate, open-handed novel. A worthy British debut from a fine Canadian author.' Glasgow Herald`Formally ingenious and inventive, strikingly evocative of place, of character, of the world of things, capable of both comedy and tenderness, and above all beautifully written.' LRB`Clearly a work of an experienced and skilful writer. This is not only a first-rate read, it is also sophisticated and ingeniously crafted.' Listener
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Book Description Fourth Estate (GB), 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111841154202
Book Description Fourth Estate (GB). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1841154202 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2151011