The Fire-Dwellers by Margaret Laurence

282 pages first pub 1969 (editions)

fiction classics emotional reflective slow-paced
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Convinced that life has more to offer than the tedious routine of her days, Stacey MacAindra yearns to recover some of the passion of her early romance. In this extraordinary novel, Margaret Laurence has given us yet another unforgettable heroine:...

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Community Reviews Summary of 93 reviews


reflective 71%
challenging 42%
emotional 42%
dark 28%
funny 28%
sad 28%
tense 14%


slow 57%
medium 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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