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"The Stone Angel", "The Diviners", and "A Bird in the House" are three of the five books in Margaret Laurence's renowned "Manawaka series", named for the small Canadian prairie town in which they take place. Each of these books is narrated by a strong woman…

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One of Canada’s most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence…

The Diviners

by Margaret Laurence

|December 4, 2007

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The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence’s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel. This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian…

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"Those darn cows!" said Tod. "I wish they'd just get lost!" But when the cows do get lost, it's up to Tod Bean, his sister Jen Bean, and their black dog Zip to find them and bring them home. Tod and Jen learn that on a farm, everyone helps. Short chapters and…

A Jest Of God

by Margaret Laurence

|December 1, 2008

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In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about Rachel Cameron, a woman struggling to come to terms with love, with death, with herself and her world. Trapped in a milieu of deceit and pettiness – her own and…

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The ten stories gathered together in The Tomorrow-Tamer are Margaret Laurence’s first published fiction. Set in raucous and often terrifying Ghana, where shiny Jaguars and modern jazz jostle for eminence against fetish figures, tribal rites, and the…

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When Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland with her engineer husband in 1950, she confronted the difficulty of communication between peoples of vastly different cultures. Yet she came to know the skilled orators, poets and craftsmen of the country, and to…

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In 1957, the British colony of the Gold Coast broke free to become the independent nation of Ghana. Margaret Laurence’s first novel, This Side Jordan , recreates that colour-drenched world: a place where men and women struggle with self-betrayal,…

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Stacey MacAindra burns – to burst through the shadows of her existence to a richer life, to recover some of the passion she can only dimly remember from her past. The Fire-Dwellers is an extraordinary novel about a woman who has four children, a…

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Originally published in a small edition in 1954, A Tree for Poverty was Margaret Laurence's first published book. In this new edition, Laurence's collection of Somali poems and stories is accompanied with a discussion of her life in Africa and her in-depth…

Crackpot

by Adele Wiseman

|January 29, 2008

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Hoda, the protagonist of Crackpot , is one of the most captivating characters in Canadian fiction. Graduating from a tumultuous childhood to a life of prostitution, she becomes a legend in her neighbourhood, a canny and ingenious woman, generous, intuitive, and…

Ange De Pierre

by Margaret Laurence

|February 12, 2008

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arg1-9782923550114.html Traduit de l’anglais (Canada) par Sophie Bastide-Foltz   Le chef d’oeuvre de Margaret Laurence L’ange de pierre , qui raconte la vie mouvementée de Hagar Shipley dans une ville fictive des prairies, Manawaka,…