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A jest of God / Margaret Laurence ; afterword by Margaret Atwood.

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The Diviners by Margaret Laurence (1974): A Canadian classic and winner of the 1974 Governor General's Literary Award, this sprawling postmodern novel is the memory journey of Morag Gunn, child of the prairie, the iconoclastic daughter of a garbage man. Margaret Laurence's semi-autobiographical tour de force shows up more often on banned-books lists than on must-read lists--which alone is reason to read it.

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A bird in the house / Margaret Laurence ; afterword by Isabel Huggan.

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In her best-loved novel, The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces Hagar Shipley, one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Stubborn, querulous, self-reliant – and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her – Hagar Shipley makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence.

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L'Ange de pierre et Une divine plaisanterie - Élise Turcotte, Margaret Laurence, Marie hélène Poitras

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Un incendie ravage l'âme de Stacey MacAindra. Proche de la quarantaine, épouse d'un représentant sans envergure, mère de quatre enfants, elle est l'incarnation de la femme au foyer idéale. Or, elle est habitée par la conviction profonde que la vie a plus à offrir que ce rôle ingrat, cette routine aliénante. Prisonnière des contraintes sociales, Stacey se permet bien quelques écarts, de menus plaisirs, mais sa culpabilité la ramène vite à l'ordre. Elle brûle, rêve d'une autre vie. Pour…

“Who wants tea and sympathy? Let's have coffee and sex, Stacey, eh?” ~ Margaret Laurence, The Fire-Dwellers (1969)

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L'Ange de pierre: Le cycle de Manawaka - Margaret Laurence

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Un Oiseau dans la Maison - Margaret Laurence

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'The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence', by Clara Thomas, beloved English professor at Glendon College: 'In a critical & biographical study, Clara Thomas demonstrates that Manawaka is the key to the imagination of one of Canada's most gifted writers...' Thanks.

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