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Random Illuminations: Conversations with Carol Shields Paperback – Sep 21 2007
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"As rich and diverse and subtle as the most textured piece of literature, a logical and lovely reflection of its extraordinary subject." — Ottawa Citizen (2013-01-11)
"Smart, honest, insightful." — Joel Yanofsky, Montreal Gazette (2013-01-11)
"Insight into a gifted writer and remarkable human being." — Victoria Times-Colonist (2013-01-11)
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After Eleanor Wachtel first interviewed Carol Shields in 1987, they became friends. Over the next sixteen years, Eleanor conducted numerous interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Their candid, wide-ranging and affectionate conversations trace the arc of Carol's life and career: from her sheltered childhood to her coming of age as a wife, mother and feminist; from her unexpected success as a poet in her late thirties to her emergence as one of the world's foremost fiction writers; from "before" her diagnosis of breast cancer to "after."
Always circling back to the fiction, they talk about the redemptive power of literature and Carol's faith in the moments of transcendence — those random illuminations — that transform everyday life.See all Product Description