The Wife's Story
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At the restaurant Jack wanted to tell Bernie about Harriet Post, a girl he had once been in love with. He wanted to put his head down on the table and moan aloud with rage. Instead he placed his fork into a square of ravioli and said in a moderate tone, “...
1. Carol Shields spoke of becoming a writer because there weren’t enough books that examined women’s friendships and women’s inner lives — or, as she put it, “the kind of book I wanted to read but couldn’t find.” In what ways does Shields’s fiction bring the lives of women...
"A perfect little gem of a novel."—The Toronto Star
"A delightful portrait of a partnership, full of quirky humour between two people who are at once familiar and strangers to each other … a celebration of marriage as historical accident." —The Times (London)
"Carol Shields writes with delicacy and perception." —The Montreal Gazette