Swamp Angel

Swamp Angel

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Book - 2005
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Convinced that she must find a better life, plucky Maggie Vardoe walks out of her intolerable marriage and heads for the B.C. interior where working in a fishing camp heals and restores her spirit.
Publisher: Ottawa, Ont. : Tecumseh Press, 2005
Description: viii, 275 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781896133515
Branch Call Number: Wils
Additional Contributors: Geng, Li-Ping.
Geng, Penelope Hui.


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Apr 19, 2017

Every time something started to happen....it fizzled out..... and left the reader hanging. The "Swamp Angel" title was based on an object which appeared to be irrelevant to everything that didn't happen.

The actually 'writing' itself drove me crazy. A lot of sentences/thoughts appeared to come out of nowhere .... thoughts were left hanging and/or incomplete and also often off topic to what was currently happening.

Perhaps it wasn't meant to be a story that has a beginning and end....it was just a series of rambling incidents that never ended. It was like listening to someone who's stoned on pot try to tell you something that happened to them ... the prose would wander back and forth and there as no structure or meaning to anything

Jan 08, 2016

One of the 15 books on the long list for Canada Reads 2016

WVMLBookClubTitles Jun 22, 2013

Walking out on a demoralizing second marriage, Maggie Lloyd leaves Vancouver to work at a fishing lodge in the interior of British Columbia. When the serenity of her new life is disturbed by the irrational jealousy of the lodge-keeper’s wife, Maggie manages to restore her own broken spirit and becomes a healer to others. Published in 1954, Swamp Angel is Ethel Wilson’s best-loved novel and remains an astute and powerful study of one woman’s integrity and the redemptive power of compassion. David Stouck’s Ethel Wilson: A Critical Biography will provide book clubs with more food for discussion.

Jan 11, 2012

An engaging story of male-female relations with a surprise ending (for the 'Swamp Angel'). The author has the keen eye of a photographer and the descriptive power of a poet.

Sep 04, 2011

A hidden jewel of book.

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