The stone angel

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Seal Books, Apr 11, 1984 - Fiction - 275 pages
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Review: The Stone Angel (Manawaka Sequence)

User Review  - Cassy - Goodreads

Maybe I would enjoy this book in 20 years, because it certainly wasn't written for spry 18 year olds. It reminded me of A Complicated Kindness, and not in a good way. Summary: Prairie girl is raised ... Read full review

Review: The Stone Angel (Manawaka Sequence)

User Review  - Heather(Gibby) - Goodreads

I believe this is the first reread of a book I have ever done. There are so many books out there, why read something again? I originally read this book in University when I was 19 years old. It was ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1984)

Canadian author Margaret Laurence was born Jean Margaret Wemyss in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada, on July 18, 1926. She attended United College (now the University of Winnipeg), receiving her B.A. in 1947. Shortly after graduation, she married Jack Laurence, a hydraulic engineer whose job would often take them overseas; the Laurences lived in England for a year, moved to British Somaliland in 1950, and then to Ghana in 1952. It was in Africa that Laurence wrote her first book, A Tree for Poverty, which was a translation of Somali poetry and stories. She also wrote about her experiences in Somaliland in a travel memoir, The Prophet's Camel Bell, and used Africa as a setting for her first fictional work, a novel called This Side Jordan, and a collection of short stories, The Tomorrow Tamers. This Side Jordan received the 1961 Beta Sigma Phi Award for the best first novel by a Canadian. Laurence is best known, however, for her Manawaka books, which are set in Canada. They include The Stone Angel, The Fire Dwellers House, A Bird in the House, A Jest of God, and The Diviners. The latter two books both received the Governor General's Award, in 1967 and 1975, respectively. After living in Africa, England, and several other countries for many years, Laurence returned to Canada in 1974, settling in Lakefield, Ontario, where she remained until her death in 1987. The Energy Probe Research Foundation, an environmental organization for which she served as one of the directors, now sponsors the Margaret Laurence Fund for projects related to the environment and peace, areas in which Laurence was very active during the last decade of her life.

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