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By Carol Shields.

Adapted by Deborah Levy.

"I am supposed to be that sunny woman, Reta Winters, but something happened when my back was turned".

Carol Shields' final and searing novel, winner of the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Booker and now adapted for radio by novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.

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20040628

By Carol Shields

Adapted by Deborah Levy

6/10. How do you go on when your nineteen year old daughter, whose smile cut through her like a crescent, drops out of university to sit on a sidewalk with a begging bowl? For Reta Winters, a successful writer and translator, a happily married wife and mother, life becomes an exercise in survival.

By Carol Shields. Adapted by Deborah Levy.

"I am supposed to be that sunny woman, Reta Winters, but something happened when my back was turned".

When nineteen-year-old Norah drops out to sit on a Toronto sidewalk, her mother learns that happiness is not what she thought.

Carol Shields' final and searing novel, winner of the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Booker and now adapted for radio by novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.

Reta....Barbara Barnes

Norah....Laurel Lefkow

Natalie....Vicki Simon

Danielle....Sara Kestelman

Tom....Rick Bland

Chris/Sylvia....Teresa Gallacher

Gwen/Lois....Liza Ross

Young Norah....Josephine Kook-Clark

20040629

By Carol Shields. Adapted by Deborah Levy.

2/10. What happens when a loving and beloved daughter drops out of university and sits on a sidewalk with a sign around her neck saying 'Goodness'.

Reta....Barbara Barnes

Norah....Laurel Lefkow

Natalie....Vicki Simon

Danielle....Sara Kestelman

Tom....Rick Bland

Chris/Sylvia....Teresa Gallacher

Gwen/Lois....Liza Ross

Young Norah....Josephine Kook-Clark

20040630

By Carol Shields. Adapted by Deborah Levy.

3/10. Reta tries to discover why her daughter is begging on the sidewalk.

Reta....Barbara Barnes

Norah....Laurel Lefkow

Natalie....Vicki Simon

Danielle....Sara Kestelman

Tom....Rick Bland

Chris/Sylvia....Teresa Gallacher

Gwen/Lois....Liza Ross

Young Norah....Josephine Kook-Clark

20040701

By Carol Shields. Adapted by Deborah Levy.

4/10. Norah's motives are still not clear.

Reta....Barbara Barnes

Norah....Laurel Lefkow

Natalie....Vicki Simon

Danielle....Sara Kestelman

Tom....Rick Bland

Chris/Sylvia....Teresa Gallacher

Gwen/Lois....Liza Ross

Young Norah....Josephine Kook-Clark

20040702

By Carol Shields. Adapted by Deborah Levy.

5/10. Reta tries to unpick the past and live in the present.

Reta....Barbara Barnes

Norah....Laurel Lefkow

Natalie....Vicki Simon

Danielle....Sara Kestelman

Tom....Rick Bland

Chris/Sylvia....Teresa Gallacher

Gwen/Lois....Liza Ross

Young Norah....Josephine Kook-Clark

0120040628

By Carol Shields.

Adapted by Deborah Levy.

"I am supposed to be that sunny woman, Reta Winters, but something happened when my back was turned".

Carol Shields' final and searing novel, winner of the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Booker and now adapted for radio by novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.When nineteen-year-old Norah drops out to sit on a Toronto sidewalk, her mother learns that happiness is not what she thought.

  • arthur....Ryan Mccluskey
  • chris....teresa gallacher
  • christine....teresa gallagher
  • danielle....Sara Kestelman
  • danielle....sarah kestleman
  • emma....teresa gallagher
  • gwen....liza ross
  • little norah....josephine kook-clark
  • lois....liza ross
  • natalie....vicki simon
  • norah....Laurel Lefkow
  • reta....barbara barnes
  • rita....barbara barnes
  • sylvia....teresa gallacher
  • tom....rick bland
  • volunteer....liza ross
  • young norah....josephine kook-clark
  • produced by.... - di spiers

  • 0120040628

    By Carol Shields.

    Adapted by Deborah Levy.

    "I am supposed to be that sunny woman, Reta Winters, but something happened when my back was turned".

    Carol Shields' final and searing novel, winner of the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Booker and now adapted for radio by novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.When nineteen-year-old Norah drops out to sit on a Toronto sidewalk, her mother learns that happiness is not what she thought.

  • arthur....Ryan Mccluskey
  • chris....teresa gallacher
  • christine....teresa gallagher
  • danielle....Sara Kestelman
  • danielle....sarah kestleman
  • emma....teresa gallagher
  • gwen....liza ross
  • little norah....josephine kook-clark
  • lois....liza ross
  • natalie....vicki simon
  • norah....Laurel Lefkow
  • reta....barbara barnes
  • rita....barbara barnes
  • sylvia....teresa gallacher
  • tom....rick bland
  • volunteer....liza ross
  • young norah....josephine kook-clark
  • produced by.... - di spiers

  • 0220040629

    What happens when a loving and beloved daughter drops out of university and sits on a sidewalk with a sign around her neck saying 'Goodness'.

    0220040629

    What happens when a loving and beloved daughter drops out of university and sits on a sidewalk with a sign around her neck saying 'Goodness'.

    0320040630

    Reta tries to discover why her daughter is begging on the sidewalk.

    0320040630

    Reta tries to discover why her daughter is begging on the sidewalk.

    0420040701

    Norah's motives are still not clear.

    0420040701

    Norah's motives are still not clear.

    0520040702

    Reta tries to unpick the past and live in the present.

    0520040702

    Reta tries to unpick the past and live in the present.

    0620040705

    How do you go on when your nineteen year old daughter, whose smile cut through her like a crescent, drops out of university to sit on a sidewalk with a begging bowl? For Reta Winters, a successful writer and translator, a happily married wife and mother, life becomes an exercise in survival.

    0620040705

    How do you go on when your nineteen year old daughter, whose smile cut through her like a crescent, drops out of university to sit on a sidewalk with a begging bowl? For Reta Winters, a successful writer and translator, a happily married wife and mother, life becomes an exercise in survival.

    0720040706

    Reta seeks ways to distract herself from Norah's abiding absence.

    0720040706

    Reta seeks ways to distract herself from Norah's abiding absence.

    0820040707

    Reta's only diversion from heartache is suddenly threatened.

    0820040707

    Reta's only diversion from heartache is suddenly threatened.

    0920040708

    Reta's editor arrives from NEW YORK with his own opinion on her novel; and Tom calls from Toronto.

    0920040708

    Reta's editor arrives from NEW YORK with his own opinion on her novel; and Tom calls from Toronto.

    10 LASTPartly Right And Partly Wrong20040709

    With restoration come some, if not all, the answers.

    10 LASTPartly Right And Partly Wrong20040709

    With restoration come some, if not all, the answers.