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The Shipping News

Back in 1993, “The Shipping News” won both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award. Annie Proulx placed the majority of the plot on the cold beaches of Newfoundland, Canada, where Quoyle — the sad yet lovely protagonist — retreats to be amongst the lands of his ancestors. 68 more words

Book Review -- The Shipping News (1993) by Annie Proulx

There are some rare books that people seem almost universally to agree are excellent. Because of just such agreement, I thought I was in for a sure thing when I picked up  1,100 more words

Swimming With Elephants

The Shipping News (Sunda Kelapa - Jakarta historical harbour)

OK so these two things are unrelated except for the nautical theme, but for some reason the title felt right. I read The Shipping News a long time ago (Google tells me it was published in 1993, at which point I was seven years old. 386 more words


#154 - The Shipping News

Want to see a movie where pretty much every depressing thing happens to one person?  Then watch this 2001 effort from director Lasse Hallstrom and star Kevin Spacey.   105 more words

Quick Take

An unvarnished voice - Annie Proulx

Postcards, Annie Proulx award winning novel (or rather one of her award winning novels), was on my list of “to be reads” works.  Somewhere in the throes of writing my novel, … 421 more words


The Shipping News

When I was 16, we read A Prayer for Owen Meany in English class. While I’m not happy with how my teacher chose to teach it, I love that book. 237 more words