Widely regarded as a modern classic, The Stone Diaries is a fictionalized autobiography chronicling the life of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman born in Canada in 1905. Beautifully written, yet deeply compassionate, it follows Daisy’s life through marriage, motherhood and widowhood as she ages with the century. A subtle but affective portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life, this multi-award winning story deals with everyday issues of existence with an extraordinary vibrancy and irresistible quality.
18 February, 2016
‘The Stone Diaries reminds us again why literature matters.’ —The New York Times Book Review
‘It is wonderful. A treat.’ —JOANNA TROLLOPE
‘A triumphant and important book. I can think of few novels containing so much that is resonant and unforgettable, or that invite the reader to participate so fully and rewardingly.’ —Sunday Telegraph