Autobiography · Classics · Feminist · Fiction

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

My rating: 4/5 stars This book is one of many on my TBR that comes from a category of books that I feel obliged to read.  Widely recognized as one of the greatest pieces of literature from the 20th century, it has been touted as feminist literature almost to cliché.  Sylvia Plath’s short life has… Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

CanLit · Classics · Fiction

Spotlight: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence

In the pantheon of CanLit authors, Margaret Laurence occupies a top position of honour for me.  I have traveled to her fictional Manawaka time and again, courtesy of The Diviners, so this was a familiar return to the small, quirky Prairie town. A Jest of God centers around Rachel Cameron, the undertaker’s daughter, now in… Continue reading Spotlight: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence