Roughing It in the Bush (New Canadian Library - N31)

by Susanna Moodie | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0771091311 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPooker3wing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 9/22/2007
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Purchased from the Grace Hospital used book sale in a whole bag of books for $6.00 - for a Canada Day release challenge.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPooker3wing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, May 17, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (5/17/2008 UTC) at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada



A surprise for Tarna. Coming by slow boat so you could say this poor book is roughing it in the post. :)

Journal Entry 3 by Tarna from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Yay, I get to read Susanna Moodie! You know, Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors and Alias Grace is, in my opinion, one of the best if not the best novel she’s written so far. In the Afterword she says that she first encountered the story of Grace Marks through one of Moodie’s books. I’m more than interested in this one. :) Thank you!!!

Susanna Moodie (1803—1885) (Canadian Poetry Archive)
Susanna Moodie (Wikipedia)

Journal Entry 4 by Tarna at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, February 06, 2018
A couple of months ago, I read The Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood. Some might say that I read them in the wrong order. I beg to differ. I remember Atwood telling in the Afterword that she felt disappointed after finishing Roughing It in the Bush and Life in the Clearings (both by Susanna Moodie). I don’t have the poetry book anymore, but I think it was the narration she disliked most, and perhaps also and the way the book was put together.
Because of Atwood my expectations weren’t too high, and so I truly enjoyed this book. Thank you, Margaret Atwood! Both The Journals of Susanna Moodie and Roughing It in the Bush brought my grandmother and some other Finnish Canadians to my mind. Finns who came to Canada over hundred years later than the Moodies. They, too, had to struggle. Sure, many things were better in their days but they didn’t know the language like Susanna Moodie did.
Also, Roughing It in the Bush reminded me of much more recent memoirs about moving to another country. Seems like Moodie draw a kind of map and other writers use it to navigate through their own memoir. The story is usually told in humorous way, settling in the new country is always difficult, neighbours are cheating the narrator even if they aren’t that clever, and so on. Can’t help wondering if it was Susanna Moodie who started that writing trend.
Thank you so much for sharing this book with me, Pooker3! I really enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 5 by Tarna at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, February 08, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (2/8/2018 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


Since Annimanni already has The Journals of Susanna Moodie, I decided it's only fair to offer her also Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie.
Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Thank you so much, Tarna! For the card and bookmarks, too :)

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