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Read: Alias Grace

Another selection from "1,000 books to read before you die":

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am only half way through but typical Margaret Atwood character development and complexity.

    March 15, 2014

  • Kristin

    Dorothy- you could meet us at NCAR if you would like, do you know where that is?

    March 15, 2014

    • Dorothy

      I got here right as you guys were leaving. Saw Rosie, but car didn't see me chasing it. I'll meet you at ncar

      March 15, 2014

  • Kristin

    If anyone is here looking for us we are in the front corner. I've got a blue headband on.

    1 · March 15, 2014

    • Dorothy

      Just got here and saw one car left

      March 15, 2014

  • Dorothy

    Almost there

    March 15, 2014

  • Dorothy

    Denver parade traffic is going to make me about 20 minutes late. Should I still come?

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not see the comments until now so thought it was just a discussion this time. I am currently taking a week off from hiking due to a knee issue. Dang, thought I was finally going to make one of these. Shoot! Interesting book though, would love to discuss. Have fun!

    March 15, 2014

  • Brooke

    Sorry, stuff came up this weekend so I should stay put today; have fun!

    March 15, 2014

  • Stacy

    Sorry....I will hike soon...I love this book even though the author is not one of my favorites.

    March 14, 2014

  • Kristin

    Hey folks! Provided it doesn't rain, let's plan on hiking mesa trail from NCAR tomorrow. Still meet at Que`s on Table Mesa to carpool at 9am. If you can't make it please update your RSVP so we aren't waiting for you. See you tomorrow!

    March 14, 2014

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