The Diviners

The Diviners

Book - 1988
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In The Diviners , Morag Gunn, a middle aged writer who lives in a farmhouse on the Canadian prairie, struggles to understand the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With unusual wit and depth, Morag recognizes that she needs solitude and work as much as she needs the love of her family. With an afterword by Margaret Atwood.

"Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is both poetic and muscular, and her heroine is certainly one of the more humane, unglorified, unpolemical, believable women to have appeared in recent fiction."-- The New Yorker
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, ©1988.
ISBN: 9780226469355
Characteristics: 494 pages ;,18 cm.


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May 16, 2014

Not a very good book. Disliked almost each and every character. One or two scenes were well written but the rest was not enjoyable.

Feb 17, 2014


klints Dec 21, 2012

I didn't want this book to end!

dramaana Apr 21, 2012

Excellent story, but one of Canada's most remarkable authors. HIGHLY recommend.

hermlou Nov 27, 2009

Laurence has a talent for making the reader feel the character's emotions.I'm not a single mom, so I can't relate to that part of the story, but I enjoyed the character's respect for the past.

northgal Mar 12, 2008

I recently revisited this memorable book since I had read it as part of a university English course many years ago. With age, comes wisdom and a better grasp on Morag Gunn.

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