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Settlers of the marsh
Settlers of the marsh | Frederick Philip Grove
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Settlers of the Marshwas first published in 1925, after a struggle by the author to persuade publishers that his first novel would meet public acceptance. Some critics immediately condemned this hypnotic story of the loss of innocence on the Manitoba frontier, calling it obscene and indecent. Churches issued warnings to their congregations to avoid its scandalous contents. Only several decades later wasSettlers of the Marshrecognized for what it is a landmark in the development of the Canadian novel, and a work of realism in the tradition of Thomas Hardy. A psychological portrait of life in the Canadian West,Settlers of the Marshpresents with chilling accuracy the hopes, passions, and anxieties of young pioneers.
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RavenLovelyReads
Settlers of the marsh | Frederick Philip Grove
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Canadian literature is uncharted territory for me. This book will change that. Anyone read this?

rabbitprincess I haven't, but I love those New Canadian Library paperback editions 😊 7mo
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LauraBeth
Settlers of the marsh | Frederick Philip Grove
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I was listening to this podcast earlier today while riding in the car with my daughter. She usually wears her headphones and listens to her music in the car so I was caught off guard when I heard: “What did she say the name of that book was - I want to write it down.” Also - I would have never guessed that the tagged book would have interested her.

So keep listening to bookish podcasts with your kids - they may actually be listening. 😀

MallenNC I love this podcast! While listening I'm always trying to decide which books I'd pick for the ones I love and the one I hate. 1y
WhatDeeReads I listened to this for a while. Her tastes her not diverse enough for me, but it was fun and interesting. 1y
LauraBeth @MallenNC I do too (with the realization that any given week, I‘d make different selections)! 😂 1y
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LauraBeth @WhatDeeReads You‘re right about the diversity issue - I‘ve had that thought about her podcast before - so I supplement it with other podcasts. 1y
MallenNC @LauraBeth Mine change every time! @WhatDeeReads I agree about the diversity of the selections, and like Laura Beth I supplement with others. Book Riot seems to really be mindful of diversity, so their Get Booked! podcast is a good pairing with this one. 1y
LeahBergen What an obscure, old Canadian book for your daughter to be interested in! 😮 1y
Sace @WhatDeeReads hmmm 🤔 Now that I'm thinking about it, I do realize that's an issue. Any podcast suggestions besides @MallenNC 's Get Booked? 1y
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