The Diviners

The Diviners

Book - 1992
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The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence's celebrated Manawaka cycle,The Divinersis an epic novel. This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process -- putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right -- relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world -- and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers. The Divinershas been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence's writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance. The Divinersreceived the Governor General's Award for Fiction for 1974. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, [1992], c1974.
ISBN: 9780771099861
Branch Call Number: LAURE
Characteristics: 494 p.


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OttawaReads Apr 26, 2011

Laurence set this and others of her fiction novels in a fictionalized Manitoba town called Manawaka.

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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.

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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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