Carol Shields (1935-2003)

Carol Shields, born and raised in Oak Park, is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Stone Diaries. Her works have won numerous other important awards and nominations. When visiting Oak Park in the 1990s, Carol Shields talked about her childhood and attending storytimes with Mrs. Adele Maze, for whom the Maze Branch Library is named. Learn more about Carol Shields at

The Stone Diaries (1993)
Larry's Party (1997)
Unless (2002)
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