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In the astonishing new novel by the author of the bestsellers The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders.

Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story, from her family's difficult passage out of Ireland into Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As he brings Grace closer and closer to the day she cannot remember, he hears of the turbulent relationship between Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, and of the alarming behavior of Grace's fellow servant, James McDermott. Jordan is drawn to Grace, but he is also baffled by her. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend, a bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she a victim of circumstances?

Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that reclaims a profoundly mysterious and disturbing story from the past century. With compassion, an unsentimental lyricism, and her customary narrative virtuosity, Margaret Atwood mines the often convoluted relationships between men and women, and between the affluent and those without position. The result is her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale--in short, vintage Atwood.

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Margaret Atwood's books have sold over three million copies in the United States alone. She has long been one of the world's most respected novelist as well as one of its most popular. Alias Grace, her latest novel and a finalist for England's prestigious Booker Prize, has only solidified her reputation in both respects. It has adorned bestseller lists across the country while at the same time being praised by reviewers from coast to coast. From the first paragraph of this stunning novel, it is clear that Atwood's newest achievement will take its place besides her bestselling classics.

In Alias Grace Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?

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Denise Barnett, August 31, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Barnett)
Excellent book - I could not read it fast enough! Atwood's research into this "based on a true story" novel is incredible and the plot is fascinating. This is the kind of book that leaves you searching for another one like it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385475716
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Women murderers
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Trials (Murder) -- Canada -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
104-82
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
451 p.
Dimensions:
9.61x6.60x1.45 in. 1.80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Margaret Atwood's books have sold over three million copies in the United States alone. She has long been one of the world's most respected novelist as well as one of its most popular. Alias Grace, her latest novel and a finalist for England's prestigious Booker Prize, has only solidified her reputation in both respects. It has adorned bestseller lists across the country while at the same time being praised by reviewers from coast to coast. From the first paragraph of this stunning novel, it is clear that Atwood's newest achievement will take its place besides her bestselling classics.

In Alias Grace Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?

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