The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields

This is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth on a kitchen floor in Manitoba, Canada, to her death in a Florida nursing home nearly ninety years later. Through Daisy’s life, Shields reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century in this rich and poignant novel.

Reviews of The Stone Diaries

  • ‘I can think of few novels containing so much that is resonant and unforgettable, or that invite the reader to participate so fully and rewardingly. “The Stone Diaries” is a triumphant and important book and deserves a wide audience.’ Sunday Telegraph

    ‘Rapturous, sensitive and funny.’ Guardian

    ‘Carol Shields is an exceptionally sympathetic and involving novelist.’ Independent on Sunday

    ‘It is wonderful. A treat.’ Joanna Trollope