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Carol Shields
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Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1935, Carol Shields moved to Canada at the age of twenty-two, after studying at the University of Exeter in England, and then obtained her M.A. at the University of Ottawa. She started publishing poetry in her thirties, and wrote her first novel, Small Ceremonies, in 1976. Over the next three decades, Shields would become the author of over twenty books, including plays, poetry, essays, short fiction, novels, a book of criticism on Susanna Moodie and a biography of Jane Austen. Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages.

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Mansfield Park

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Carol Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $8.00

Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of... Read more >
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Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

Written by Susanna Moodie
Afterword by Carol Shields


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: New Canadian Library
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

Written by Susanna Moodie
Afterword by Carol Shields


Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: New Canadian Library
On Sale: June 1, 1989
Price: $10.95

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Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

Written by Susanna Moodie
Afterword by Carol Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: New Canadian Library
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $17.95

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Dropped Threads 2
More of What We Aren't Told
Written by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $16.00

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Dropped Threads 2
More of What We Aren't Told
Written by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: May 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Thirteen Hands And Other Plays

Written by Carol Shields


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: June 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Thirteen Hands And Other Plays

Written by Carol Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $21.95

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