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Unless: A Novel

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Reta has enjoyed a loving family, good friends, and success as a novel writer. Suddenly, her beloved daughter drops out of life to sit on a gritty street corner, silent. Reta's search for the cause becomes a funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope.
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full_title unless
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lastUpdate 2018-03-22 23:14:01PM

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auth_author2 Allen, Joan, 1956-
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Forty-four-year-old Reta Winters, wife, mother, writer, and translator, is living a happy life until one of her three daughters drops out of university to sit on a downtown street corner silent and cross-legged with a begging bowl in her lap and a placard round her neck that says "Goodness."

The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and beloved authors.

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publishDate 2002, 2006, 2009
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Large type books, Mentally ill -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Ontario -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Women authors -- Fiction
title_display Unless
title_full Unless / Carol Shields, Unless A Novel, Unless [(text) large print] / Carol Shields, Unless [sound recording] / Carol Shields
title_short Unless
title_sub A Novel
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