A Memoir of Friendship

A Memoir of Friendship

The Letters Between Carol Shields & Blanche Howard

Book - 2007
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Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, c2007.
ISBN: 9780670066131
Branch Call Number: 819.62 SHI
Characteristics: xviii, 552 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Howard, Allison - Editor
Howard, Blanche


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Oct 24, 2010

For me the real story here was the authors' collaboration on their novel, A Celibate Season: brainstorming, writing, the struggle to sell the book and finally, its growing success. While there's some value in the completeness of this collection of letters, I would have preferred a shorter, more focused book. Taken as a whole, it's a good look at the writing life and at the Canadian (and international) literary scene in the last decades of the 20th century.

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