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Swann | Carol Shields
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Carol Shields's award-winning and critically acclaimed "literary mystery," first published in 1987.Swann is the story of four individuals who become entwined in the life of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet whose authentic and unique voice is discovered only hours before her husband hacks her to pieces.Who is Mary Swann? And how could she have produced these works of genius in almost complete isolation? Mysteriously, all traces of Swann's existence her notebook, the first draft of her work, even her photograph gradually vanish as the characters in this engrossing novel become caught up in their own concepts of who Mary Swann was.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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BkClubCare
Swann | Carol Shields
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I searched my gr list again for today‘s book to highlight for the #thriller #scarathlon #photochallenge; the tagged book by Carol Shields! It‘s a literary thriller - recommended.

The photo here is not related to the book. Me being silly.

DivineDiana Love your photo! 🙂 7mo
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“For dessert there was a choice of rice pudding or rhubarb pie.” The book I just finished, The Cold Millions, had a reference to rhubarb pie. 💗🥧 #iLovePie #pielit #LitPie #PieinLiterature #CaresBooksandPie

I do love these quotes via the kindle app. #shrug

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“The word crepuscular pops into my head, then disintegrates, too queenly a word for a patchy night like this.”

I love the word crepuscular! LOL
My weekend plans are to read much of this book and post a review of The Cold Millions on my blog AND make an Apple Tarte Tatin.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤗🤩😘 12mo
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Ugh, sometimes I really wish Litsy had an automatic save feature. Wrote a wonderful comment for this and the photo wouldn‘t load and now, I have to start over. 😠
Anyway, Saturday morning frustrations which are totally silly! Moving on... One of my most ever favorite reads is The Stone Diaries and it is shameful that I have not yet read anything else by this smart funny awesome author! Let‘s DO this! #readalong #buddyread

rubyslippersreads If I have a particularly complicated post, I copy it to the clipboard before I post, in case Litsy eats it. 12mo
BkClubCare @rubyslippersreads - Brilliant! 12mo
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“My books, dear Book Browser, are a comfort, a presence, a #diary of my life.” #quotsyjune18 @TK-421

arubabookwoman Had a great time trying to decipher all the titles and figure out which ones I‘ve read. Lots of good books there. 4y
Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman That shelf is probably about half TBR. Any ones that I should bump up on my list? 4y
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I love how Shields plays with form, and this is no exception. Four main characters supply the POV for the first 4 parts, then the last is written as a screen play. A definite pick.

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vkois88 Thank you for posting. Your books sound pretty interesting, I'll have to look into them 😊 4y
Jess7 🤗🤗🤗 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE The Address ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Lcsmcat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good to know. It‘s next month‘s real life book club book. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lcsmcat Her book, The Dollhouse is fabulous too!!!!! 4y
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I started this today. Shields is among my favorite authors, and (so far) this does not disappoint.

LauraBeth Love her - haven‘t read her since Larry‘s Party though 4y
Lcsmcat @LauraBeth Another excellent work! 4y
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#FunFriday AND Canada Day! One of my favourite books is Swann by Carol Shields. I'm not at home so can't photograph my actual copy, but this is the cover image. Happy Canada Day, everyone! 🇨🇦

Annl I like your nails! 6y
Tanner @Annl Thank you! 6y
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