Collected Stories

By Carol Shields
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780060762032, 624pp.)

Publication Date: February 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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For the first time, all of Carol Shields's remarkable short stories are gathered together in one volume. This definitive anthology contains the previously unpublished story "Segue," her last work.

In these stories Carol Shields combines the dazzling virtuosity and wise maturity that won so many readers to her prize-winning novels. With her exquisite eye for detail and her eagerness to explore the most fundamental of relationships and the wildest of coincidences, she illuminates the absurdities and miracles that grace all of our lives.

Playful, charming, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, this collection of stories will delight and enchant readers the world over.




Praise For Collected Stories

“Marvelous…This big, beautiful collection should win Shields the devoted readership she deserves.”
-O magazine

“A revelation and a delight.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Surprising, daring, and varied...Shields’ Collected Stories makes you feel more keenly the premature loss of her tremendous talent.
-Rocky Mountain News

“Shields writes about whimsy, happenstance and serendipity, tragedies that really aren’t, and clean, cutting prose about things that really hurt…Amazing.”
-Denver Post

“A master storyteller of complex and surprisingly nuanced life stories.”
-Providence Journal

“Full of wonder and serendipity…the stories are truly remarkable, combining great good humor with poignant observation.”
-Seattle Times

“Sublime...Original…Superb…These surprising, effervescent stories can only help to ensure the power of [Shields’] legacy.”
-Miami Herald

“Surprising, daring, and varied...Shields’ Collected Stories makes you feel more keenly the premature loss of her tremendous talent.”
-Rocky Mountain News

“Transcendent…Shields’s stories are made of the fresh air and sunshine of comfortable daily life.”
-New York Sun

“A joyride…One delightful turn after another.”
-Boston Globe

“Transcendent…Shields’s stories are made of the fresh air and sunshine of comfortable daily life.”
-new york sun

“Genius…[Shields] is one of our strongest voices in literature.”
-Charlotte Observer

“Shields writes about whimsy, happenstance and serendipity, tragedies that really aren’t, and clean, cutting prose about things that really hurt…Amazing.”
-Denver Post

“Sublime...Original…Superb…These surprising, effervescent stories can only help to ensure the power of [Shields’] legacy.”
-Miami Herald

“A joyride…One delightful turn after another.”
-Boston Globe

“Genius…[Shields] is one of our strongest voices in literature.”
-Charlotte Observer

“A magisterial compilation... Shields has left us with an intricate literary map of human relationships.”
-Washington Post Book World

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