Small ceremonies: a novel
Open Road Integated Media, Inc.,
Judith Gill's world is shaped by the actions of those around her. As a biographer, she spends her days analyzing the minutiae of past lives. As a mother, she is perplexed by her children's developing lives. As a wife, she struggles to sympathize with and support a man who sometimes acts like a stranger. Her own life recedes, overshadowed by the urge to observe and understand the people she encounters. Yet, in this lovingly documented year of a woman's life, Judith is revealed to herself; a person with desires, passions, and faults; with instincts that are sometimes right and often wrong. And it is through the very observations she can't help but make that Judith finds her place in the world: as translator and celebrant of life's small - and very important - ceremonies.
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|display_description||"In this witty, nuanced novel about art, life, love, and fiction, Carol Shields reveals Judith to readers and to herself -- a woman with bold emotions, powerful instincts, and a knack for observing the small ceremonies that give our lives meaning."--Page 4 of cover.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b18386234|Book|Books||English|Open Road Integated Media, Inc.,|2013.|200 pages ; 21 cm.|
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|subject_facet||College teachers' spouses -- Fiction, Ontario -- Fiction, Women biographers -- Fiction|
|title_display||Small ceremonies : a novel|
|title_full||Small ceremonies : a novel / Carol Shields|
|title_short||Small ceremonies :|