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Sara Maitland


Scotland (b.1950)

Sara Maitland is a British writer and academic. An accomplished novelist, she is also known for her short stories. Her work has a magic realist tendency. Maitland is regarded as one of those at the vanguard of the 1970s feminist movement, and is often described as a feminist writer. She is a Roman Catholic, and religion is another theme in much of her work.
 
Novels
   Daughter of Jerusalem (1978)
     aka The Languages of Love
   Weddings And Funerals (1984) (with Aileen la Tourette)
   Virgin Territory (1984)
   Arky Types (1987) (with Michelene Wandor)
   Three Times Table (1990)
   Home Truths (1993)
     aka Ancestral Truths
   Brittle Joys (1999)
   Moss Witch (2013)
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Novellas
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Non fiction
   Virtuous Magic (1980) (with Wendy Mulford)
   A Map of the New Country (1983)
   Walking On the Water (1983) (with Jo Garcia)
   Vesta Tilley (1985)
   The Rushdie File (1989) (with Lisa Appignanesi)
   A Big-Enough God (1994)
   After Diana (1998) (with Mandy Merck)
   Gardens of Illusion (2000) (with Peter Matthews)
   Awsome God (2002)
   A Joyful Theology (2002)
   Mind Guide to Spiritual Practices (2004)
   The Writer's Way (2005)
   A Book of Silence (2008)
   Stations of the Cross (2009)
   Gossip from the Forest (2012)
     aka From the Forest
   How to Be Alone (2014)
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Anthologies containing stories by Sara Maitland
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Short stories
Seal-Self (1988)


Sara Maitland recommends
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The Diviners (1974)
(Manawka)
Margaret Laurence
"It's hard to think of a contemporary novel more moving and more triumphant than THE DIVINERS."
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Borrowed Body (2005)
Valerie Mason-John
"An extraordinary piece of work."
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The Monster's Wife (2014)
Kate Horsley
"Profoundly touching and weirdly macabre at the same time. Wonderful."
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Virgin & Child (2020)
Maggie Hamand
"Strangely touching written with great elegance authority."

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