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Event Category: Book Discussion
Alias Grace: A Book Discussion
Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel Alias Grace.
Based on the true story of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843, Atwood develops the character of Grace Marks, one of the people convicted of the crime. Unlike her ‘co-conspirator’ James McDermott, Grace Marks was not hanged. Instead, she was sentenced to life in prison, spending some years in a ‘Lunatic Asylum’.
The novel has been adapted as a six-part miniseries that will air on Canadian television in September 2017. Netflix will be streaming the show beginning in November.
Copies of the book are available at the Borrowing Desk.
Address: 123 Broad St