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Margaret Atwood


Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
 
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The Edible Woman
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 344 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-0859-7 (0-7710-0859-7)

September 17, 1999 | $21.00

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The Edible Woman
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008597
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Marian has a problem. A willing member of the consumer society in which she lives, she suddenly finds herself identifying with the things being consumed. She can cope with her tidy-minded fiancé, Peter, who likes shooting rabbits. She can cope with her job in market research, and the antics of her...

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Alias Grace
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 584 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-0-7710-0857-3 (0-7710-0857-0)

August 27, 1999 | $22.00

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Alias Grace
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008573
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In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the...

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Surfacing
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 216 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0860-3 (0-7710-0860-0)

May 8, 1999 | $21.00

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Surfacing
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008603
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Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a young woman who returns to northern Quebec, to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realize that going home means...

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Wilderness Tips
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 224 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0856-6 (0-7710-0856-2)

May 8, 1999 | $21.00

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Wilderness Tips
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008566
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An award-winning collection of ten stories that charts the complexities of modern life and explores the strange and secret places of the heart. The gruesome discoveries of an archaeological dig in Britain find parallels in a contemporary love affair; a girl disappears without a trace and returns to haunt a collection...

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Cat's Eye
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 496 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0853-5 (0-7710-0853-8)

October 3, 1998 | $21.00

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Cat's Eye
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008535
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Controversial painter Elaine Risley returns from Vancouver for a retrospective of her work. Here, in Toronto, the city of her youth, she confronts the submerged layers of her past – her unconventional family, her eccentric and brilliant brother, the self-righteous Mrs. Smeath, and the two men Elaine later came to love...

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Dancing Girls and Other Stories
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 256 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0858-0 (0-7710-0858-9)

October 3, 1998 | $14.99

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Dancing Girls and Other Stories
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008580
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Dancing Girls is Margaret Atwood’s highly praised first collection of short fiction. In it she explores the dark intricacies of the mind, the complexities of human relationships, and the clashes between cultures. In the stories, the mundane and the bizarre intersect in unexpected ways: ex-wives indulge in an odd feast at...

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The Robber Bride
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 616 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0854-2 (0-7710-0854-6)

October 3, 1998 | $21.00

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The Robber Bride
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008542
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This is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women whose lives share a common wound: Zenia, a woman they first met as university students in the sixties. Zenia is smart and beautiful, by turns manipulative, vulnerable – and irresistible. She has entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy...

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Bodily Harm
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 312 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0837-5 (0-7710-0837-6)

April 20, 1998 | $14.99

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Bodily Harm
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008375
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Rennie Wilford is a freelance journalist who takes an assignment in the Caribbean in the hopes of recuperating from her recently shattered life. On the tiny island of St. Antoine, she tumbles into a corrupt world where no one is what they seem, where her rules for survival no longer apply...

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Life Before Man
Written by Margaret Atwood

Trade Paperback | 368 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-0839-9 (0-7710-0839-2)

April 20, 1998 | $14.99

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Life Before Man
Written by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN: 9780771008399
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Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices – after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions...

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Murder in the Dark
Written by Margaret Atwood
Afterword by Steven Heighton

Paperback | 96 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-3464-0 (0-7710-3464-4)

November 1, 1997 | $9.95

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Murder in the Dark
Written by Margaret Atwood, Afterword by Steven Heighton

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ISBN: 9780771034640
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First published in 1983, Murder in the Dark is Margaret Atwood's seventh work of fiction or her tenth book of poetry, depending on how you slice it. These short prose forms range from fictionalized autobiography through prose-poetry, mini-romance, and mini–science fiction.
 
A feast of comic entertainment, Murder in the Dark is Atwood...

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Good Bones
Written by Margaret Atwood
Afterword by Rosemary Sullivan

Paperback | 120 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction
978-0-7710-3463-3 (0-7710-3463-6)

October 25, 1997 | $11.95

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Good Bones
Written by Margaret Atwood, Afterword by Rosemary Sullivan

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ISBN: 9780771034633
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In Good Bones, first published in 1992, Margaret Atwood has fashioned an enthralling collection of parable, monologue, mini-romance and mini-biography, speculative fiction, prose lyric, outrageous recipe and reconfigured fairy tale, demonstrating yet again the play of an unerring wit overseen by a panoramic intelligence.
 
Good Bones is a cornucopia of good...

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Morning in the Burned House
Written by Margaret Atwood

Hardcover | 136 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Poetry
978-0-7710-0830-6 (0-7710-0830-9)

April 1, 1995 | $19.99

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Morning in the Burned House
Written by Margaret Atwood

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771008306
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These beautifully crafted poems–by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender and intimate–come together as Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering of poems to date, “setting foot on the middle ground/between body and word.” Some draw on history, and on myth, both classical and popular. Other, more personal poems concern themselves with...

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Surfacing
Written by Margaret Atwood
Afterword by Marie-Claire Blais

Paperback | 200 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9899-4 (0-7710-9899-5)

September 15, 1994 | $12.95

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Surfacing
Written by Margaret Atwood, Afterword by Marie-Claire Blais

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ISBN: 9780771098994
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Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a young woman who returns to northern Quebec, to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realize that going home means...

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Anne of Green Gables
Written by L.M. Montgomery
Afterword by Margaret Atwood

Paperback | pages | New Canadian Library | Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Classics; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women
978-0-7710-9883-3 (0-7710-9883-9)

May 1, 1992 | $9.95

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Anne of Green Gables
Written by L.M. Montgomery, Afterword by Margaret Atwood

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771098833
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Anne Shirley is, Mark Twain observed, “the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice,” and like the elderly Cuthberts who had hoped to adopt a boy instead of the spunky red-headed orphan, generations of readers have grown to love the impetuous Anne.

Canada’s best known and most beloved...


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The Edible Woman
Written by Margaret Atwood
Afterword by Linda Hutcheon

Paperback | 320 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9950-2 (0-7710-9950-9)

August 1, 1989 | $12.95

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The Edible Woman
Written by Margaret Atwood, Afterword by Linda Hutcheon

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771099502
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Marian has a problem. A willing member of the consumer society in which she lives, she suddenly finds herself identifying with the things being consumed. She can cope with her tidy-minded fiancé, Peter, who likes shooting rabbits. She can cope with her job in market research, and the antics of her...

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