A Celibate Season. by Carol & Howard, Blanche. Shields

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Faced with a job-related ten-month separation, Jocelyn and Charles choose to maintain contact through letters--an economic decision that paves the way for two very entertaining sides of the same story.

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Carol Shields is a writer and critic who was born on June 2, 1935 in Chicago and grew up in Illinois. Shields resided in Canada, where she was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and a professor at the University of Manitoba. Shields's first novel, Small Ceremonies, was published the week of her 40th birthday. Her other works of fiction include The Orange Fish, Larry's Party, Various Miracles, and The Stone Diaries, which received the Governor's General Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shields has also been awarded the Canadian Bookseller's Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the CBC Prize for Drama. She died on July 16, 2003.
Published October 1, 1991 by General Pub Co Ltd. 191 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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But Shields, who wrote the Chas letters, and Howard, who penned the letters from Jock, are skillful writers, and the epistolary form adds dimension to their thoughtful novel of love, marriage and forgiveness.

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