By Carol Shields
To her neighbours, Mary Swann was once an easy, hard-working farm spouse; her tender poems are stumbled on simply after she is brutally murdered. The unusual, evocative verses allure the eye of an earnestly self-absorbed feminist student, a pompous literary biographer, a virginal small-town librarian, and a curmudgeonly retired newspaper editor. yet as curiosity raises, all lines of Swann's life - her workstation, the 1st draft of her paintings, even her picture - mysteriously vanish.
In fixing the puzzle of Swann's disappearing legacy, Carol Shields explores the bigger mysteries of the character of artwork, in addition to the robust forces that encourage us all.
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