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The Stone Diaries – finally

Carol Shields‘ 1995 novel is essential CanLit since it won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize.

Her “profound insights into human nature” make it essential. Or so they tell me.

… the fictional autobiography about the life of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman whose life is marked by death and loss from the beginning, when her mother dies during childbirth. Through marriage and motherhood, Daisy struggles to find contentment, never truly understanding her life’s true purpose. …

Wikipedia

I’ve started and failed to finish this classic several times over the years. Yet recently I got through an audio version. Yay me.

MP3 files got jumbled, though. The timeline jumped forward and backward somewhat randomly. I kind of liked that.

The Stone Diaries (Penguin Essential Edition)

The Stone Diaries (Penguin Essential Edition)

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