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Alias Grace

Author: Atwood, Margaret Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Central America, Caribbean, Jamaica, Kingston, Europe, Northern Ireland
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1800s
Published: 1997
Description: 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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