Sisters In The Wilderness: The Lives Of Susanna Moodie And Catherine Parr Traill by Charlotte GraySisters In The Wilderness: The Lives Of Susanna Moodie And Catherine Parr Traill by Charlotte Gray

Sisters In The Wilderness: The Lives Of Susanna Moodie And Catherine Parr Traill

byCharlotte Gray

Paperback | June 3, 2008

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Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie are icons of the Canadian imagination. Yet most of what we know of these two English gentlewomen who spent their adult lives struggling in Britain’s harsh and vigorous colony comes from their own self-consciously crafted writings and from other writers’ sometimes fanciful depictions of them. But what were the women behind the authorial voices really like? In Sisters in the Wilderness, award-winning author Charlotte Gray breathes life into two remarkable and fascinating characters and brings us a vivid picture of life in the backwoods of Upper Canada.
Charlotte Gray is an award-winning journalist based in Ottawa. She is a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine and a regular contributor to Chatelaine, Financial Post magazine and Report on Business magazine among others. Her book Mrs. King: The Life and Times of Isabel Mackenzie King was nominated for a 1998 Governor General’s...
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Title:Sisters In The Wilderness: The Lives Of Susanna Moodie And Catherine Parr TraillFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.22 × 5.27 × 1.02 inPublished:June 3, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143168363

ISBN - 13:9780143168362

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great history comes alive in this one
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb book! This is a very interesting book about two women who left relatively comfortable lives in England to settle in the wilds of Canada. Their strength and intelligence in the face of tremendous odds are inspiring and very interesting reading.#plumrewards
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting And Recommended An interesting review of two pioneer women.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living in Canada's Wilderness Charlotte Gray has written a beautifully readable biography of two of Canada's legendary pioneer women. Having already read Susanna Moodie's "Roughing It in the Bush" and Margaret Atwood's book of poems on Susanna Moodie, I was certainly ready for this true biography of Susanna and her sister and their lives in the wilderness that was Canada when they immigrated. The two sisters were artistic, and literary. They wrote to augment the family income. Their stories and experiences elucidate the culture and lifestyles of those in early Canada along with the hardhips and trials. Their descriptions of the early towns and politics of Ontario made me feel I was rediscovering my own country and province. I truly could not put it down.
Date published: 2010-04-06