Tag Archives: Carol Shields

postscript || The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

Here’s a quote from The Stone Diariesby Carol Shields that I marked with a Post-it note. I didn’t copy it to my notebook, and thought I wouldn’t post it with the review. But, well, it deserves attention. It’s taken from the final chapter, and the language makes my heart pitter-patter. This is the best enumeration […]

marginalia || The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

Carol Shields is one of my favorite writers. Her short stories are little gems: well-written, a little quaint, definitely charming. And very very human. And what I like most about Shields is that whenever I read her, there’s an itch to write something of my own. I can’t explain this–probably her own obvious fascination with […]

reading || The Believer & Carol Shields

I don’t even know how many books I have in different stages of Currently Reading–short story collections I’m taking in sips, novels I’ve decided to abandon for the time being. And then there are several books I sample all at the same time. Heh. Here are two to highlight–I’ve been spending more time between their […]