9 journalers for this copy...
One of my favorite Atwoods. A keeper for me, so available for bookrings or loans only.
Here's what Amazon has to say:
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.
This keeper will do a bit of travelling as a ring - it is available for more stops. For the time being:
chich (France)will ship international
noni22 (Australia) ship int'l (no response, skipped)
deereads (Canada) will ship int'l
Midlifecrisis (UK) prefers Europe
Journal Entry 3
BookRing in UTILISER 'Libération contrôlée' > Pays > Province > Ville, .---controlled release---. Switzerland on Thursday, June 14, 2007
Released 12 yrs ago (6/14/2007 UTC) at BookRing in UTILISER 'Libération contrôlée' > Pays > Province > Ville, .---controlled release---. Switzerland
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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!
I went to the post this morning to get it. I am sure I will enjoy this book very much!
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!
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:)
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:)
Book sent to cat207
Arrived in today''s mail. Thank you chich, and penelopewanders for sharing. X
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.
Off to deereads in tomorrow's mail. Enjoy!
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
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.
Received today - thank you very much
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.
Just posted this on its way to the next person.
It just came in the post this morning. Thanks Midlifecrisis, and penelopewanders for starting the ring. Will start reading today!
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.
Posted today, on it's way to ana-b. Enjoy!
The book arrived this afternoon.Thanks.
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
at on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Released 11 yrs ago (2/20/2008 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On its way to Germany.
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!
I enjoyed the book very much!
This book is on its way home!
Home again! Thanks for participating in this ring, I was glad to share one of my favorite books with you all.