postscript || The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

Here’s a quote from The Stone Diariesby Carol Shields that I marked with a Post-it note. I didn’t copy it to my notebook, and thought I wouldn’t post it with the review. But, well, it deserves attention. It’s taken from the final chapter, and the language makes my heart pitter-patter. This is the best enumeration [...]

marginalia || The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

Carol Shields is one of my favorite writers. Her short stories are little gems: well-written, a little quaint, definitely charming. And very very human. And what I like most about Shields is that whenever I read her, there's an itch to write something of my own. I can't explain this--probably her own obvious fascination with [...]