The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

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It is the fictional autobiography about the life of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman whose life is marked by death and loss from the beginning, when her mother dies during childbirth. Through marriage and motherhood, Daisy struggles to find contentment, never truly understanding her life's true purpose.

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The 1196th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 83rd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 83rd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  4. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  5. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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