The Stone Angel
By Margaret Laurence
This is a sad, yet inspiring book by an award=-winning Canadian author. She also received the prestigious Governor General’s Literary reward. This book is part of the Manawaka Series of which The Stone Angel is the second book.
Hagar is a woman most women will be able to relate to. She is anxious and feels depleted and bettered by life. She is old, and she has a difficult time accepting her life as it is passing away and she is receding in the background of senility. She is an unregenerate sinner and that is how she prefers to die–without repenting!
I find this book very moving a very realistic portrayal for so many of us. Yet it also teaches many important lessons. One lesson is that perhaps we should take the time and effort to repent and to forgive the transgressors in our life. That way we could end our life in peace and not as much turmoil as Hagar experienced.
What a GREAT story! It is wonderfully written and will become part of my library. Margaret is a writer that is hard to put down, and much harder to not read from time to time. She is truly a Canadian GREAT author!
Rating: 5+ Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth