Book Reviews of A Celibate Season

A Celibate Season
A Celibate Season
Author: Carol Shields, Blanche Howard
ISBN-13: 9780140275117
ISBN-10: 0140275118
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

3 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed A Celibate Season on + 651 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was one of the most insightful, comic and well-written books I've read in a long time. Perhaps it is the life stage I'm at but no, I think the brand of wry humor intermingled with thought-provoking observations about marriage, middle age, career, sex, and children would be engaging to anyone. I love the idea these two authors corresponded with each other as their characters such that the evolution of the story took place almost in real time with an element of fluidity and spontaneity that only this format could achieve. Many of the characters' observations made me laugh out loud while others left me waxing on a thought for days. Excellent, excellent, excellent, don't miss this one.
reviewed A Celibate Season on + 28 more book reviews
An interesting approach. Quick read.
reviewed A Celibate Season on + 101 more book reviews
a portrait of a amarriage from letters writed during a period of celibacy.