In this astonishing new work by the author of the bestselling The Robber Bride and Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood re-creates a mysterious and disturbing murder and breathes new life into 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 his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Years later, Dr. Simon Jordan--an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness--listens to Grace's story, from her family's difficult passage from Ireland to Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As Grace relives her past, Jordan draws her closer to a dark maze of relationships and her lost memories of the day her life was shattered.
Superbly evoking a century past, and alive with mesmerizing storytelling, Alias Grace is vintage Atwood.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancyjean19 - LibraryThing
This was the kind of book that I would suddenly realize I had read 100 pages of, nothing had really happened, but I didn't mind. It immerses the reader in both the mind of its main character, Grace ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
A tale of the regrettable circumstances of women's lives in the 1800's. I'm not sure I wanted to be in the head of Grace Marks or Dr Simon Jordan, but the tale is well-composed and compelling. Read full review
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