Alias Grace

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0770427596 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingpenelopewanderswing of Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on 10/17/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
One of my favorite Atwoods. A keeper for me, so available for bookrings or loans only.
Here's what Amazon has to say:
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In 1843, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid named Grace Marks was tried for the murder of her employer and his mistress. The sensationalistic trial made headlines throughout the world, and the jury delivered a guilty verdict. Yet opinion remained fiercely divided about Marks--was she a spurned woman who had taken out her rage on two innocent victims, or was she an unwilling victim herself, caught up in a crime she was too young to understand? Such doubts persuaded the judges to commute her sentence to life imprisonment, and Marks spent the next 30 years in an assortment of jails and asylums, where she was often exhibited as a star attraction. In Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood reconstructs Marks's story in fictional form. Her portraits of 19th-century prison and asylum life are chilling in their detail. The author also introduces Dr. Simon Jordan, who listens to the prisoner's tale with a mixture of sympathy and disbelief. In his effort to uncover the truth, Jordan uses the tools of the then rudimentary science of psychology. But the last word belongs to the book's narrator--Grace herself.

Journal Entry 2 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Thursday, June 14, 2007
This keeper will do a bit of travelling as a ring - it is available for more stops. For the time being:

Iliotropio (Belgium)
chich (France)will ship international
cat207 (Australia)
noni22 (Australia) ship int'l (no response, skipped)
deereads (Canada) will ship int'l
Midlifecrisis (UK) prefers Europe
ArabellaFigg (UK)
ana-b (NL)
fritzykatz (Germany)

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This brilliant book is headed towards Belgium for the time being. Happy to travel far, it will go to Australia before returning home. Any other stopovers?
Please journal as per usual, and enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I went to the post this morning to get it. I am sure I will enjoy this book very much!

Journal Entry 5 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Sunday, July 29, 2007
This my 5th Atwood and I can definitely say that I adore her writings. She is really one of a kind. Every page of her books stays with the reader for a lifetime. If you have not yet read her "Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing", I absolutely recommend it.
Thank you penelopewanders for offering this brilliant book.
Happy reading chich!

Journal Entry 6 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, August 06, 2007
Image hosting by Photobucket Book received today, thanks for passing it on iliotropio!

I''ll finish the book I''m reading right now and will get right on to this one:)

Journal Entry 7 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Saturday, August 11, 2007
Since I''ve been having much trouble sleeping at night for the past weeks, I was able to read this book much faster than I normally would have:) I absolutely loved this one and once again enjoyed Margaret Atwood''s fantastic writing style. She definitely is one of my favorite authors and an amazing story-teller!

Thanks so much for sharing penelopewanders!

I''ve PMed cat207 and will send her the book as soon as I receive it:)

Journal Entry 8 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, August 13, 2007
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Book sent to cat207 today, enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Monday, August 20, 2007
Arrived in today''s mail. Thank you chich, and penelopewanders for sharing. X

Journal Entry 10 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
It took me longer than usual to read this book. And because of the 'fits and starts' I kept loosing momentum. I did find it riveting when I could read for any length of time.

A friend asked me last night, when I had 60 pages to go, had I decided Grace's innocence or guilt as yet, and I said no, thinking I must have missed something. I got to the end and still am not sure - isn't that how it's supposed to be?

I have PMed noni22 for an address.
I have PMed deereads for an address.


Journal Entry 11 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Off to deereads in tomorrow's mail. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 12 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Arrived in the mailbox today!! Thank you for sharing...I have been wanting to read this one since it was suggested at my bookclub last year. It wasn't chosen as a selection, but sure caught my attention. Now I have my chance to read it!! Will get into as soon as I am done my current read.

Edit Oct 3/07 - Almost done; pm'ing Midlifecrisis for address

Journal Entry 13 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 05, 2007
I enjoyed reading this book and especially loved the way the history of quilting was woven into the story. My grandmother made many quilts so I think that is why this touched me so much - I remember my grandma always had one in the works. Also, this one was of particular interest to me because I live about an hour's drive north of Toronto and my Aunt lives in Kingston - I am very familiar with most of the locations in the book (the ones in Ontario). Thanks for sharing!!! The book is all ready for its trip back across the ocean; will most likely be leaving today.

Journal Entry 14 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, November 09, 2007
Received today - thank you very much

Journal Entry 15 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, November 17, 2007
I am so sorry, the writing is great, but the small pages and even smaller print are making this slow reading for me and I keep putting it down. So to avoid turning it into a chore, or holding things up for others, I am pm'ing the next person and will keep this one moving. Thank you anyway for giving me a taster of Margaret Atwood.

Journal Entry 16 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, November 19, 2007
Just posted this on its way to the next person.

Journal Entry 17 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
It just came in the post this morning. Thanks Midlifecrisis, and penelopewanders for starting the ring. Will start reading today!

Journal Entry 18 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 09, 2007
I really enjoyed this book, and I liked the way the author used the true story of Grace and then bult on it. I also found the character's complexity very interesting. Like cat207 I am also undecided on whether Grace was guilty or not, but that is what made the book so good. I will deffinately be looking out for another Atwood book to read.

Journal Entry 19 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 10, 2007
Posted today, on it's way to ana-b. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 20 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, December 13, 2007
The book arrived this afternoon.Thanks.

Journal Entry 21 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This was my first Atwood-book and I really enjoyed it. I love her writing style. And I am looking forward to another book of hers.
I'll send it on to Fritzykatz. Enjoy this book.

Journal Entry 22 by ana-b at on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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On its way to Germany.

Journal Entry 23 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, February 29, 2008
Received the book and am anxious to read it, becuase everyone seems to think it's great. Will return it to penelopewanders if I hear nothing else!

Journal Entry 24 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I enjoyed the book very much!

Journal Entry 25 by fritzykatz from Buchenbach, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, March 28, 2008
This book is on its way home!

Journal Entry 26 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, April 04, 2008
Home again! Thanks for participating in this ring, I was glad to share one of my favorite books with you all.

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