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The Stone Diaries

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Carol Shields

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, captured in Daisy's vivacious yet reflective voice, has been winning over readers since its publication in 1995, when it won thePulitzer Prize.After a youth marked by sudden death and loss, Daisy … see full wiki

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Author: Carol Shields
Publisher: Penguin
2 reviews about The Stone Diaries
review by . May 10, 2013
The Stone Diaries was an OK read sadly mired by the deliberate use of mediocrity as a core theme.
Simple acceptance of the "norm" is sometimes the bull-eye's mark to our own untimely demise, if not physically, than definitely psychologically. And such is the outright example of Daisy Stone Goodwill in The Stone Diaries, a literary work of human inventiveness that cannot fully be criticized, because the author used a somewhat unacknowledged and palling aspect of social history. So, in truth, the main character of The Stone Diaries is not totally Daisy Stone Goodwill but rather …
review by . July 11, 2005
Simple acceptance of the "norm" is sometimes the bull-eye's mark to our own untimely demise, if not physically, than definitely psychologically. And such is the outright example of Daisy Stone Goodwill in The Stone Diaries, a literary work of human inventiveness that cannot fully be criticized, because the author used a somewhat unacknowledged and palling aspect of social history. So, in truth, the main character of The Stone Diaries is not totally Daisy Stone Goodwill but rather the background …
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