Shields, Carol Various Miracles

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Various Miracles

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9780007291267: Various Miracles

‘Shield writes with that big heart of hers ablaze’
Sunday Times

Slyly and perceptively, Carol Shields surveys the whole range of life’s surprises, the quirks of chance and conincidence, the setbacks and improvisations. The stories collected here offer an entrancing look at some of the various miracles of everyday life: the housewife who transforms herself into a successful saleswoman; the special intimacy that binds a group of strangers at an evening class; the ideal husband who is really an arrogant bore and the prosaic woman who becomes a poem.

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‘Carol Shelds’s short stories are full of sentences you could almost sing… [her] sentences transmute base metal into gold.’
Independent

‘Shields’s stories are spiked by moments of supernatural transcendence.’
Victoria Glendinning

‘Shields’s outlines of lives, witty and generous, are alive with a fragile incandescence.’
Independent on Sunday

‘Carol Shields manages in a particularly original way to turn water into wine, transfiguring the mundane with meaning.’
The Times

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Slyly and perceptively, Carol Shields surveys the whole range of life’s surprises, the quirks of chance and coincidence, the setbacks and improviations. The stories collected here offer an entrancing look at some of the various miracles of everyday life: the housewife who transforms herself into a successful saleswoman; the special intimacy that binds a group of strangers at an evening class; the ideal husband who is really an arrogant bore and the prosaic woman who becomes a poem.

”Carol Shield’s short stories are full of sentences you could almost sing..[her] sentences transmute base metal into gold.”
INDEPENDENT

”Shields’s stories are spiked by moments of supernatural transcendence.”
'Victoria Glendinning'

”Shields’s outlines of lives, witty and generous, are alive with a fragile incandescence.”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

”Carol Shields manages in a particularly original way to turn water into wine, transfiguring the mundane with meaning.”
THE TIMES

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Shields, Carol
Published by Fourth Estate (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007291264 ISBN 13: 9780007291267
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Book Description Fourth Estate, 2008. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91099495

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