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ISBN13: 9780385490443
ISBN10: 0385490445
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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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In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She 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, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace 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 a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?

About the Author

Margaret Atwood is the author of over twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her most recent works are the bestselling novels Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride, and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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misabelladares, May 19, 2010 (view all comments by misabelladares)
This is my favorite Atwood novel. From the epigraphs to the Author's Afterword, this is a superbly constructed work filled with images beautiful and grisly, characters devious and trapped, and fascinating period details. The quilt-pattern chapter titles, the murder ballad, the epistolary segments, dreams, the daily routine--it's true that one doesn't want it to end. A good one to read and re-read.
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Avital, February 5, 2007 (view all comments by Avital)
Alias Grace is one of the best books I read last year. But of course, Margaret Atwood Never lets you down...She weaves a facinating story based on a true one about a young woman who might have been a Machiavelic murderess or a victim of circumstances. The story involves you as soon as it begins, and you never wish the book to end.
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eayc, September 9, 2006 (view all comments by eayc)
Fiction at it's best. The opening paragraph captured me and I've loved every word since. Although this book is about a vicious murder, the book is not scary. It the story of the woman accused. You won't be disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385490443
Author:
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Women murderers
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Trials (Murder) -- Canada -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;canada;murder;canadian;novel;mystery;crime;women;historical;19th century;prison;20th century;canadian literature;literature;canadian fiction;atwood;feminism;history;literary fiction;psychology;mental illness;margaret atwood;grac
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
034
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She 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, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace 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 a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?

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