The Shipping News
By Annie Proulx
This is a GREAT book! It is just as good as the movie version. It is a page turner and an inspiring story about how it is possible to find the love of our lives without any pain and misery. If only this kind of relationship came to all of us.
Quoyle’s wife is anything but a proper wife. She creates a lot of pain and misery for Quoyle. It is a darkly comic portrait of contemporary North American Life in a family. Sadly, there are so many dysfunctional families and marriages. And this book shows the misery and sadness of being part of this kind of marriage first hand.
The book talks a lot about the beauty of the Newfoundland coast and how friends and family can help us to reclaim our lives after it is unraveled by hurtful situations and painful marriages.
It is a hopeful book, and one that I will read from time to time.
Annie Proulx won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 1993 National Book award for Fiction, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize for The Shipping News. Her articles and stories appear in many periodicals and anthologies. Ms. Proulx lives in Wyoming and Newfoundland.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth