The Box Garden

The Box Garden

by Carol Shields

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Overview

The Box Garden by Carol Shields

The story of a woman dancing on the edge of a difficult life

Ever since her husband left her—seemingly vanishing into thin air—Charleen Forrest has supported herself and her fifteen-year-old son on what she earns as an obscure poet and part-time gofer for an even more obscure scientific journal. But when her estranged mother remarries, prompting an unplanned reunion, Charleen finds herself moving out of her familiar existence.

A dazzling counterpoint to Shields’s debut novel,  Small Ceremonies , imbued with her scathing wit and dead-on observations,  The Box Garden  is an unforgettable portrait of a woman who finds transformation—and happiness—where she least expects it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480459816
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carol Shields (1935–2003) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England, and the University of Ottawa. In 1957, she married Donald Shields and moved to Canada permanently. She taught at the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Manitoba, and served as chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. She wrote ten novels and three short story collections, in addition to poetry, plays, criticism, and a biography of Jane Austen. Her novel The Stone Diaries won the Pulitzer Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Shields was further recognized with a Canada Council Major Award, two Canadian National Magazine Awards, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and countless other prizes and honors. 

Hometown:

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth:

June 2, 1935

Date of Death:

July 16, 2003

Place of Birth:

Oak Park, Illinois

Place of Death:

Toronto, Canada

Education:

B.A., Hanover College, Indiana; M.A. (English), Ottawa University, 1975

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