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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another thoughtful, beautifully written book by CS, 29 Feb 2000
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Carol Shields has a knack of making the humdrum of daily living into something beautiful. In my opinion, she is one of the best contemporary writers around today and she is probably hugely underrated. She writes intelligently, but her stories can also be warm and humourous. She is often compared to another fellow north American female writer, Anne Tyler, but in my book Carol Shields is far far superior.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carol Shields does it again., 9 July 2010
This review is from: Dressing Up for the Carnival (Paperback)
I originally bought this book just to read the title story.

But, like all the Carol Shields books I've read, once I'd started reading I just couldn't put it down.

Her characterisation and observations are brilliant, and her use of simple dialogue is seamless.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of short stories, 19 Mar 2001
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This review is from: Dressing Up for the Carnival (Paperback)
Carol Shields has a feminine eye for detail, and it is this that brings to life the characters and situations that make up the short stories of this book. Mostly set in Canada and North America, the stories present a philosophy of life that finds joy in the quotidian.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sam Guglani, Bristol, 9 July 2004
This review is from: Dressing Up for the Carnival (Paperback)
This book, as with all Carol Shields' work, is a beautiful picture of all life, a map of what it means to be human. The reviewer writing 'life is too short to waste on this..' is seemingly lacking life. Read it, read everything she wrote and risk a little life.
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