On behalf of the Carol Shields Literary
Trust, welcome. With this web site, we hope to encourage
you to read the wonderful books that are Carol Shields'
legacy. They are as engaging and relevant today as the day
she wrote them. We hope that those of you who have enjoyed
Carol's books in the past will take another look at her
work and discover some gems that you may have missed or
re-read an old favourite. For those of you who have never
curled up with a Carol Shields book, you are in for a rare
Thank you for visiting
and happy reading.
" Learning to skip has brought control into her life.
Whenever she feels all sad, she switches into this wholly
happy gait, sliding, hopping, and sliding again; when
doing this, it seems as though her head separates from
her body, making her feel dizzy and emptied out of bad
thoughts. Does anyone else know this trick, she wonders?
Probably not, although her Mother sometimes smiles and
waves from the window."
Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries