The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, is a Top 150 novel which made little sense to me. What really amazed me is that the novel won prestigious awards.

This is a fictional story about a woman named Daisy who has a life strewn with hardship. Her mother dies during childbirth – strike one. A neighbor lady who lovingly raises Daisy dies – strike two. Daisy’s alcoholic husband falls to his death on their honeymoon – strike three.

I listened to this novel in its entirety, waiting for a glimpse of greatness, but never found one.
I think the story was too disconnected for me personally. I am sorry I missed the point!

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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