R.I.P.

Carol Shields

Died July 16th, 2003

TORONTO (AP) - Carol Shields, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote with wit and wonder about love, family and finding one's place in modern times, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 68.

Shields died Wednesday night in Victoria, British Columbia, of complications from breast cancer that was first diagnosed almost five years ago, said a statement from her publisher, Random House.

In the release, Shields' eldest daughter, Anne Giardini, said: "This is a difficult time for us. It is going to take all of our courage, resolve and grace to even try to go on without her. My parents had 46 years of marriage, but there were many happy, busy years ahead of them. She had many books left to write. We are bereft."

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