• Crime fiction,  International

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

    Alias Grace is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, published in 1996 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Summary from Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer…