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The Fire-Dwellers [Paperback]

Margaret Laurence , Sylvia Fraser
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Dec 1 2008 0771093772 978-0771093777
Stacey MacAindra burns – to burst through the shadows of her existence to a richer life, to recover some of the passion she can only dimly remember from her past.

The Fire-Dwellers is an extraordinary novel about a woman who has four children, a hard-working but uncommunicative husband, a spinster sister, and an abiding conviction that life has more to offer her than the tedious routine of her days.

Margaret Laurence has given us another unforgettable heroine – human, compelling, full of poetry, irony and humour. In the telling of her life, Stacey rediscovers for us all the richness of the commonplace, the pain and beauty in being alive, and the secret music that dances in everyone’s soul.

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“A tribute to Margaret Laurence’s talent…authentic freshness of vision and insight.”
Canadian Forum

“Laurence is the best fiction writer in the Dominion and one of the best in the hemisphere.”
Atlantic Monthly


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“A tribute to Margaret Laurence’s talent…authentic freshness of vision and insight.”
Canadian Forum

“Laurence is the best fiction writer in the Dominion and one of the best in the hemisphere.”
Atlantic Monthly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I read this book for an independent study, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Margaret Laurence always does an incredible job of creating characters that are very real, and that teach her readers to be empathetic toward other human beings. Stacey MacAindra is no exception. She is an accurate portrayal of an ordinary Canadian woman, wife and mother. Her story draws attention to many of the inner conflicts and challenges that ordinary people face every day that we often ignore or don't notice. The Fire-Dwellers is a very real story, and Margaret Laurence is right on in her description of the emotions and thoughts of Stacey and everyone in Canada who is like Stacey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Margaret Laurence Recognizes the Extraordinary Feb. 23 2001
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Laurence recognizes the plight of married women, raising children and seeking passion. cleverly, the author weaves the story of Stacey as she tries desperately to communicate with her withdrawn husband. Relying on self-talk, and stumbling into an affair, she finally comes to realize that the ordinary life is filled with possibilities.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Fire-Dwellers April 1 2004
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The Fire-Dwellers has been my introductory novel in the world of Margaret Laurence, and I have to say I'm hooked! The characters in the novel are interesting and dynamic. The book is written in a manner that challanges the reader's preconceptions of dialogue and narrative. A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fire-Dwellers by Margaret Laurence: an excellent book Sept. 27 1997
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I read this book for an independent study, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Margaret Laurence always does an incredible job of creating characters that are very real, and that teach her readers to be empathetic toward other human beings. Stacey MacAindra is no exception. She is an accurate portrayal of an ordinary Canadian woman, wife and mother. Her story draws attention to many of the inner conflicts and challenges that ordinary people face every day that we often ignore or don't notice. The Fire-Dwellers is a very real story, and Margaret Laurence is right on in her description of the emotions and thoughts of Stacey and everyone in Canada who is like Stacey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Fire-Dwellers April 1 2004
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Format:Paperback
The Fire-Dwellers has been my introductory novel in the world of Margaret Laurence, and I have to say I'm hooked! The characters in the novel are interesting and dynamic. The book is written in a manner that challanges the reader's preconceptions of dialogue and narrative. A good read.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Margaret Laurence Recognizes the Extraordinary Feb. 23 2001
By P. Whyte - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Laurence recognizes the plight of married women, raising children and seeking passion. cleverly, the author weaves the story of Stacey as she tries desperately to communicate with her withdrawn husband. Relying on self-talk, and stumbling into an affair, she finally comes to realize that the ordinary life is filled with possibilities.
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