Based on real events, Atwood has given life to Grace and painted a picture of her life before and in the asylum. And it is definitely interesting, I enjoyed the story and all the details. There are so many fascinating minor characters like Jeremiah the Peddler, Jordan’s landlady and her servant. I also got really interested in Susanna Moodie, so I need to read her account of migrating to Canada.
Despite being so good, it took two months to read this one. I have no idea why. Maybe it was because the book is so rich in details and prose. Atwood is still my favourite to win the Nobel prize and I’m glad I still have many books yet to read by her.
I’m left with some questions after finishing the book. Was she really guilty or not? If you have read it, what do you think? And what really happened after she finally was released from the asylum? There’s a historic mystery waiting to be solved.
This was December’s read in Line’s 1001 books reading circle.