Unless

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Fourth Estate, 2003 - American fiction - 320 pages
14 Reviews
The dazzling novel from Carol Shields, author of The Stone Diaries, winner of the Pulitzer prize, and Larry's Party, winner of the Orange prize. 'Breathtaking...a masterpiece.' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail Reta Winters has a loving family, good friends, and growing success as a writer of light fiction. Then her eldest daughter suddenly withdraws from the world, abandoning university to sit on a street corner, wearing a sign that reads only 'goodness'. As Reta seeks the causes of her daughter's retreat, her enquiry turns into an unflinching, often very funny meditation on society and where we find meaning and hope. Unless is a dazzling and daring novel from the undisputed master of extraordinary fictions about so-called 'ordinary' lives.

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User Review  - Jeanne - Goodreads

I waited patiently for this book to come out in softback so that I could read the final novel by Carol Shields. It just so happened that it came out right around my wedding and so the book gathered ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I read this book many years ago and really enjoyed it, so much so I selected it for my book group, reasonably confident of a good discussion and fairly high ratings. To my surprise, although we had a ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Carol Shields's novels include Larry's Party (1997), winner of the 1998 Orange Prize; The Stone Diaries (1993), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Republic of Love (1992); Happenstance (1991) and Mary Swann (1990). Dressing Up for the Carnival, a bestselling collection of short stories, was published in 2000, and a previous collection, Various Miracles, was published in 1994. Born and brought up in Chicago, Carol Shields has lived in Canada since 1957. She was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

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