Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Carol Shields’ latest novel, Unless (Fourth Estate), was written after her diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. The author joins Diane to talk about her book and about facing a fatal disease.


  • Carol Shields Author, cancer survivor

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