Book Reviews of Dressing Up for the Carnival

Dressing Up for the Carnival
Dressing Up for the Carnival
Author: Carol Shields
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ISBN-13: 9781574533521
ISBN-10: 1574533525
Publication Date: 1/2001
Edition: Unabridged
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Audio Literature
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Though short stories are not usually my favorite, I found this collection to be delightful. The language of Carol Shields is to be savored; sometimes I read wonderfully descriptive passages over and over. Just the tongue-in-cheek selection "Flatties and Their Various Forms and Uses" makes the book worthwhile!
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the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Stone Diaries.
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Carol Shields, now living and working in Canada, won a Pulitzer prize for "The Stone Diaries" and the Orange Prize for "Larry's Party."
"Whether she deflates pretensions with a cunning wit, or reveals the complex depths of feeling that enoble humans, Shields is as wise and sympathetic as ever." (Women's Journal)
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An irresistable collection of short stories full of contrasts and surprises that revel in the ordinary with a few side trips toward the sublime.
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In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor into twenty-two irresistible stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike; to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a room in a Parisian hotel on the verge of ruin is the catalyst for passion; to the brave confidence of "A Scarf" -- new for this collection -- which chronicles the realities of a fledging author's book tour. Playful, graceful, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, these stories are Carol Shields at her most accomplished and appealing.
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A collection of brilliant stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Stone Diaries."
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I had a hard time getting into this audiobook and gave up trying after side two of tape 1.
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Short Stories. Unabridged selctions from the book. 6 hours on 4 cassettes.