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Dressing Up for the Carnival
Dressing Up for the Carnival
Author: Carol Shields
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ISBN-13: 9780141001913
ISBN-10: 0141001917
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 210
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Twintoni avatar reviewed Dressing Up for the Carnival on + 133 more book reviews
An irresistable collection of short stories full of contrasts and surprises that revel in the ordinary with a few side trips toward the sublime.
Kmarie avatar reviewed Dressing Up for the Carnival on + 528 more book reviews
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.
jdauntless avatar reviewed Dressing Up for the Carnival on + 112 more book reviews
A collection of brilliant stories by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Stone Diaries."
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