Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush

byCarol Shields, Patrick CroweIllustratorSelena Goulding

April 12, 2016|
Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush by Carol Shields
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Carol Shields was fascinated by the life and writing of Susanna Moodie. Moodie was a Romantic writer from a celebrated literary family whose life changed forever when she and her husband left England for the backwoods of Canada in 1832. The Moodies, utterly unprepared for their new life, soon found themselves starving in the hostile wilderness of Upper Canada. Susanna began publishing her writing to feed and clothe her growing family. The result was the novel Roughing It in the Bush—an aggravated and acerbic testament to settler life that was praised in England but turned Moodie into a controversial figure in Canada. Two centuries later, Moodie is honored by many as an early feminist and literary pioneer.

Shields' long fascination with Moodie led her to collaborate on a screenplay with Patrick Crowe, which has now found its way to the world as a graphic novel. A talented adaptation by Willow Dawson and emotionally complex illustrations by Selena Goulding bring the words of the controversial and fascinating Susanna Moodie to life through the insightful personality of Carol Shields. Includes a rousing introduction by Margaret Atwood.
Carol Shields was an American-born Canadian author. Her 1993 novel, The Stone Diaries, won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Governor General''s Award in Canada, among others. Her next book, Larry''s Party, won the Orange Prize and Le Prix de Lire. Her last novel, Unless, was published in 2002 before Carol''s death in July 20...
Title:Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
Product dimensions:152 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.5 in
Published:April 12, 2016
Publisher:Second Story Press
Appropriate for ages:13 - adult
ISBN - 13:9781772600032

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