Various Miracles

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Wheeler Publishing, 1996 - Fiction - 209 pages
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Blending wit, compassion, and a delight in language itself, Various Miracles illuminates the moments when ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances. Carol Shields deftly draws us into a world of sharply observed characters...all buoyant, colourful and full of surprises. From Mrs. Turner Cutting The Grass to Sailors Lost At Sea to Dolls, Doll, Dolls, Dolls, all twenty-one stories are rich with the fabric - and humour - of life: wild coincidences, declarations of love, and startling revelations.

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LIked it, didn't love it. Prefer her novels - which in a sense tie a number of linked short stories together. Read full review


Various Miracles
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Carol Shields is a writer and critic who was born on June 2, 1935 in Chicago and grew up in Illinois. Shields resided in Canada, where she was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and a professor at the University of Manitoba. Shields's first novel, Small Ceremonies, was published the week of her 40th birthday. Her other works of fiction include The Orange Fish, Larry's Party, Various Miracles, and The Stone Diaries, which received the Governor's General Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shields has also been awarded the Canadian Bookseller's Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the CBC Prize for Drama. She died on July 16, 2003.

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