Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

This was another one of those covers where the editors insisted on the use of a particular photograph. In this case a photo of a beauty school from 1927. Shields refers to the photograph in one of her letters. "Did you notice how innocent their earlobes are of earings? An oh, those kiss curls!" According to the author her comments resound with her love of letter writing and her eye for the details of women's lives.