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By: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)

Life in the Clearings by Susanna Moodie Life in the Clearings

If you've read Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, the historical fiction novel that describes a gruesome double murder in Canada in 1843, you would be interested to know the sources that were used by Atwood during her research. Life in the Clearings by Susanna Moodie was one such reference book in which the author, Susanna Moodie recounts her meeting with the infamous murderess Grace Marks, a young house help who was convicted to life imprisonment for her role in the slaying of her employers. Susanna Moodie was an Englishwoman born in Suffolk...

Book cover Roughing It in the Bush

'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in 1852.

Book cover Life in the Backwoods
Book cover Enthusiasm and Other Poems
Book cover Flora Lyndsay or, Passages in an Eventful Life Vol. II.
Book cover The Little Quaker or, the Triumph of Virtue. A Tale for the Instruction of Youth
Book cover The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I
Book cover Mark Hurdlestone Or, The Two Brothers
Book cover George Leatrim
Book cover Flora Lyndsay or, Passages in an Eventful Life
Book cover Oh! Can You Leave Your Native Land?

Librivox volunteers bring you ten recordings of Oh! Can You Leave Your Native Land? by Susanna Moodie. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 16, 2014.


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