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The Stone Angel (Phoenix Fiction)
by Margaret Laurence | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingFraculawing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 12, 2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by gevers): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingFraculawing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 12, 2011

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The first of Margaret Laurence's compelling series of novels set in Manawaka, the fictional Scots-Irish community that Laurence created based on her childhood home of Neepawa, Manitoba, is also one of her most enduring. The Stone Angel is the story of Hagar Shipley. Cantankerous, cranky and often befuddled at 90, Hagar isn't ready to give up her independence and go into an old-age home. But she is trapped in a body that is betraying her bit by bit and a mind that overwhelms her with passionate, painful memories.
In this intimate accounting of her life, she recalls her privileged life as the daughter of Manawaka's only merchant, the rebellious spirit that led her to a miserable life as a farm wife, and the devastating death of her favourite child. When her son threatens to put her into a home, she takes matters into her own hands and seeks refuge in an abandoned canning factory. Hagar might be an irascible, vicious, and even vulgar old woman, but her feisty resilience makes her one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in Canadian literature. Laurence's first Manawaka novel, with its unforgettable portrait of old age, brilliantly sets the scene for the next books in the series.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingFraculawing at Prince's Island Park in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/1/2011 UTC) at Prince's Island Park in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Journal Entry 3 by lindach at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 01, 2011

9 out of 10

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - Laurence deftly moves between present and past as she tells the tale of Hagar Shipley, an old woman dreading the day she may be forced into a nursing home while recounting the days of her youth. Full of memory, hardships, love, loss, courage, anger... a fine story of a long life that also made me further appreciate the feelings of the seniors in my life.

Thoroughly recommended. 


Journal Entry 4 by lindach at -- Airport YYC (details in notes) in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/1/2011 UTC) at -- Airport YYC (details in notes) in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I will leave the book in the West Jet terminal... safe travels, Stone Angel! 


Journal Entry 5 by gevers at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 07, 2012

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I found this book in the lost and found at the airport. I will release the again.  


Journal Entry 6 by gevers at -- Airport YYC (details in notes) in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 07, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/7/2012 UTC) at -- Airport YYC (details in notes) in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Release near Starbucks in the WestJet departures hall 




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