Small CeremoniesBook - 1976
"Judith Gill is a well-respected biographer who desperately wants to write fiction. When she joins her academic husband on sabbatical in Birmingham, she finds on the shelves of their rented flat the notes of a failed novelist. With considerable guilt, Judith decides to plagiarize one of the ideas and brings it home to Canada to work on. Frustrated by the creative process but determined to be more imaginative, Judith attends writing classes and later discovers that her tutor, suffering from writer's block, has ripped off "her" idea. Once again, Shields focuses her sharp gaze on the small ceremonies of life in this novel of rare intelligence and wit."--Page  of cover.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, a division of Random House of Canada, ©1976
Branch Call Number: SHIELDS
Characteristics: 179 pages