The Box Garden
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...
—Joan Barfoot, London Free Press
"A shrewd and skillful storyteller."
"Carol Shields is a name to set beside Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro."