|Award(s):||National Book Award (1993)|
|Pulitzer Prize (1994)|
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News is a celebration of Annie Proulx's genius for storytelling and her vigorous contribution to the art of the novel. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing...
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I found it a little hard to relate to some of the main characters at times, but overall I really enjoyed the book.
Jan 1st, 2019
an all time favorite!!! Read this when my first bookclub started---and that is 20 years strong!
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