The Stone Diaries

Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

Carol Diggory Shields - Author

Penelope Lively - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105503 | 304 pages | 30 Sep 2008 | Penguin Classics | 5.62 x 8.42in | 18 - AND UP
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In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

ONE OF THE MOST successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy’s vividly described inner life—from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death.

“ Bittersweet, beautifully written . . . deliciously unclassifiable, blatantly intelligent and subtly subversive . . . The Stone Diaries chips away at our most cherished, comforting beliefs about the immutability of facts and fate.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“ The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters.”
The New York Times

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