The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A classic Canadian tale of a pioneering woman’s spirit. This is living proof the survival theme as part of the Canadian identity. People who will particularly enjoy this book are: someone who knows the Canadian Prairies, mothers, and single women. I’m not sure why it’s sometimes suggested reading for high school students other than it is part of the Canadian literary canon. I thoroughly enjoyed it …. but it would have to be a very special student that I would recommend it to.
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My book club read this a couple of months ago. Most of us had read it in high school, or as young adults. What a different read at 40 years old. I really didn’t like seeing myself as an ‘old lady’! 🙂