Tags » Margaret Laurence

9. A Jest of God (Margaret Laurence)

As a highschool student, I am not sure that I appreciated reading The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.  I missed the depth and the character development of Hagar, only understanding and reflecting the story when reading it for the second time, as an adult.   415 more words


Margaret Laurence: Could you start the year off, please?

Margaret Laurence by Jane Eaton Hamilton 2016

I wonder if people remember Margaret Laurence. She was a powerhouse of Canlit when I was a young writer–certainly an influence on us all. 561 more words

Jane Eaton Hamilton

A CanLit Classic: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Hagar Shipley has earned the right to be curmudgeonly. Now 90 years old, she has already lived with her son Marvin and his wife Doris for 17 years when they spring a surprise on her: they want to sell the house and move somewhere smaller, and they mean to send her to Silver Threads nursing home. 630 more words

Fiction Reviews

Reviving The Classics

An interesting initiative from Head of Zeus publishing brings us Apollo: a collection of books that might have been known as classics, if the fashions of the times hadn’t relegated them to relative obscurity. 543 more words


85. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)

“Walking down to the river across the meadow of unmown grass, Morag realized what it was that was different about this day.  It had been at the back of her mind since early morning, but she had not really seen it until now.  

686 more words

Lightly child, lightly.

I may become, in time, slightly more eccentric all the time. I may begin to wear outlandish hats, feathered and sequinned and rosetted, …. And all the kids will laugh, and I’ll laugh, too, in time. 97 more words


Here's To You, Canada!

This is a special day, in a very blessed country. And we wanted to do something different.  We want to take a few moments to acknowledge as well as celebrate our country, its birthday, and our fellow Canadians, past and present, who in ways large and small first envisioned, created and continue to help to grow this nation. 992 more words

Special Events