A Celibate Season
Carol Shields, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Blanche Howard, winner of the Canadian Booksellers' Award, teamed up to write this delightful epistolary novel that probes the inner life of one couple's rocky marriage. Faced with a job-related ten-month separation, Jocelyn and Charles choose to maintain contact through letters -- an economic decision that paves the way for two very different and very entertaining sides of the same story. As the months progress, the couple's letters grow less frequent and more revealing -- and their "season of celibacy" becomes more of a challenge than either Jocelyn or Charles had imagined. Posing important and timely questions about commitment, monogamy, and the pressures of career and money, this insightful novel by two extraordinary writers offers a perceptive and hopeful look at how men and women really communicate.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pdebolt - LibraryThing
Carol Shields and Blanche Howard collaborated on this epistolary novel that narrates the separation of a couple due to her taking a positon in Ottawa. Her unemployed husband stays in B.C. with their ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
Two award winning Canadian writers have collaborated to write this novel, the story of a married couple who separate for a period of time written as a series of letters between the husband and wife. Good forward by Blanche Howard explaining their collaboration. Read full review