In the course of her extraordinary career, which included the
novels The Stone Diaries, Larry's Party, The Republic of
Love and Unless, as well as poetry, short stories,
biography and plays, Carol Shields was unfailingly encouraging of
other writers. She read and commented on her friends' manuscripts.
She taught writing classes and she spoke and wrote on the craft of
writing. Her own discipline rarely faltered. Her daily practice was
to write a new... more...