The lives of four amazingly different individuals become intertwined with that of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet of delicate verse whose genuine talent is only discovered after she is brutally murdered.
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Carol Shields wrote dazzling, haunting stories of lives just like ours, turning our interior worlds into beautiful labyrinths—a writer worthy of comparison to fellow Canadian greats Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.From the Back Cover:
"One of the best novels I have read… deft, funny, poignant, surprising and beautifully shaped—in total command of itself and its language." -- Margaret Atwood
"A brilliant literary mystery...a delightful send-up of the scholarly sideshow that surrounds a work of art." -- Kirkus Reviews
"...a compelling work...exquisitely crafted..." -- Globe and Mail
"Gently satirical… [Carol Shields] has a compassion for her characters that can make you ache for them." -- The New York Times
"Well-drawn characters, expert writing, and silky malice are combined in an exceptionally satisfying work of fiction" -- The Atlantic Monthly
"A spicily witty tale of literary malarkey." -- The Sunday Times (U.K.)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 6th ptg.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140134298
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140134298
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140134298