Wife, mother, and biographer, Judith Gill finds her own life overshadowed by her need to observe and understand, becoming a woman whose world is shaped by the actions of others, until she discovers her own role as a translator and celebrant of life's small ceremonies. Reprint.
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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 Inside Flap:
The superb first novel from the author of The Stone Diaries, winner of the Governor General's Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Judith Gill is a well-respected biographer who desperately wants to write fiction. When she joins her academic husband on sabbatical in Birmingham, she finds on the shelves of their rented flat the notes of a failed novelist. With considerable guilt, Judith decides to plagiarize one of the ideas and brings it home to Canada to work on. Frustrated by the creative process but determined to be more imaginative, Judith attends writing classes and later discovers that her tutor, suffering from writer's block, has ripped off 'her' idea. Once again, Shields focuses her sharp gaze on the small ceremonies of life in this novel of rare intelligence and wit.
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Book Description Penguin Books., 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 194 p. Audience: General/trade. Fiction centered on a woman who is a biographer, a mother, a wife. Over one year, protagonist Judith Gill's life is documented as she observes, understands, and reacts to those around her and various minutiae, including her subject past life. Now, she must learn who she is--a translator and celebrant of life's small ceremonies. New. Remainder mark, bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.C7210005030
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140251456
Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140251456
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140251456