The Stone Diaries

The Stone Diaries

3.85 (30,946 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$12.59

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Governor-General's Award, and short-listed for the Booker Prize. 'The Stone Diaries' is the story of one woman's life, a truly sensuous novel which relects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century. This is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth on a kitchen floor in Manitoba, Canada, to her death in a Florida nursing home nearly ninety years later. Through Daisy's life, Shields reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century in this rich and poignant novel.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations geneal. table, portraits
  • 1857022254
  • 9781857022254
  • 114,626

About Carol Shields

Carol Shields's novels include Larry's Party (1997), winner of the 1998 Orange Prize; The Republic of Love (1992); Happenstance (1991) and Mary Swann (1990). Dressing Up for the Carnival, a bestselling collection of short stories, was published in 2000, and a previous collection, Various Miracles, was published in 1994. Born and brought up in Chicago, Carol Shields has lived in Canada since 1957. She was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.
show more

Review quote

'I can think of few novels containing so much that is resonant and unforgettable, or that invite the reader to participate so fully and rewardingly. "The Stone Diaries" is a triumphant and important book and deserves a wide audience.' Sunday Telegraph 'Rapturous, sensitive and funny.' Guardian 'Carol Shields is an exceptionally sympathetic and involving novelist.' Independent on Sunday 'It is wonderful. A treat.' Joanna Trollope
show more

Table of contents

State of Mind Mapping Space Historical Space The Emergent State The Resilient State Transcending Space Towards an Ever Closer Union? Spatial Fragmentation Places in Networks Towards a New State of Mind
show more

Rating details

30,946 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (8,679)
4 39% (12,064)
3 25% (7,662)
2 6% (1,971)
1 2% (570)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X