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Swept up by River Music: Mary Soderstrom's new novel charts course of pioneering pianist

For someone whose new novel does a convincing job of getting inside the head of a concert pianist, Mary Soderstrom has spent very little time at the keyboard — the musician’s kind, that is, not the writer’s kind. 971 more words

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Anita Anand's story collection Swing in the House represents society's invisible ones

Anita Anand still regrets not writing a letter to Margaret Laurence.

Growing up as the daughter of Indian immigrants in Montreal, Anand was a keen reader who felt an especially strong connection to the author of The Stone Angel. 943 more words

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From Margaret Laurence:

“That night in bed he makes hate with her, his hands clenched around her collarbones and on her throat until she is able to bring herself to speak the release.

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From Margaret Laurence:

“She was a big strapping girl, a redhead. Like a feather mattress, that woman was, and that’s a fact … In those days she could have prayed the angels themselves right down from heaven, if she’d been so inclined, and when she lay down on the moss and spread those great white thighs of hers, there wasn’t a sweeter place in this entire world.”

– The Stone Angel

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From Margaret Laurence:

“His banner over me was only his own skin, and now I no longer know why it should have shamed me … It was not so very long after we wed, when I first felt my blood and vitals rise to meet his.

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From Margaret Laurence:

“She would only laugh and say, Forests cannot hurt me because I have the power and the second sight and the good eye and the strength of conviction.”

– The Diviners

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Cryptoquote Spoiler - 05/07/15

In some families, “please” is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was “sorry.”   —   Margaret Laurence

(As is the way it should be!  198 more words

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