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Jane Urquhart


Jane Urquhart, one of Canada’s best loved writers, was born in the north, ( in Little Longlac, Ontario), and grew up in Northumberland County and Toronto. She is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool, which received Le prix du meilleur livre étranger (Best Foreign Book Award) in France; Changing Heaven; Away, winner of the Trillium Award and a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Underpainter, winner of the Governor General’s Award, a finalist for the Rogers Communications Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and long-listed for the Orange Prize in Britain; The Stone Carvers, which was...

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 288 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-8649-6 (0-7710-8649-0)

May 1, 2012 | $16.99

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086496
Our Price: $16.99
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A highly acclaimed national bestseller, Sanctuary Line is a riveting story of family legacies, love, betrayal and loss by award-winning author, Jane Urquhart.

Set in the present day on a farm at the shores of Lake Erie, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves elements from the nineteenth-century past, in Ireland and Ontario...

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 288 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-8648-9 (0-7710-8648-2)

June 7, 2011 | $22.00

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086489
Our Price: $22.00
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From the #1 national bestselling author of Away, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass, Sanctuary Line is the eagerly anticipated new novel by Jane Urquhart.

Set in the present day on a farm at the shores of Lake Erie, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves elements from the nineteenth-century past...

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Changing Heaven
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 272 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-0-7710-8629-8 (0-7710-8629-6)

May 3, 2011 | $21.00

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Changing Heaven
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086298
Our Price: $21.00
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Two worlds are intertwined in this hauntingly beautiful story as it moves from Toronto to the English moors and to Venice, Italy. The time frame shifts between present and past, linking the lives of a young Brontë scholar (a woman in the throes of a troubled love affair), a turn-of-the-century female...

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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 184 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-8623-6 (0-7710-8623-7)

May 3, 2011 | $18.99

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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086236
Our Price: $18.99
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With stunning virtuosity, the stories in Jane Urquhart’s dazzling first book of fiction unearth universal truths as they reach across countries and eras. A woman runs away to a cottage in the English moors to escape a love affair; shards of glass reconcile a middle-aged wife to her husband’s estrangement; a...

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The Underpainter
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 352 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-8624-3 (0-7710-8624-5)

May 3, 2011 | $21.00

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The Underpainter
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086243
Our Price: $21.00
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The Underpainter is a novel of interwoven lives in which the world of art collides with the realm of human emotion. It is the story of Austin Fraser, an American painter now in his later years, who is haunted by memories of those whose lives most deeply touched his own, including...

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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 240 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-8627-4 (0-7710-8627-X)

May 3, 2011 | $21.00

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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086274
Our Price: $21.00
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Written in luminous prose, The Whirlpool is a haunting tale set in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the summer of 1889. This is the season of reckless river stunts, a time when the undertaker’s widow is busy with funerals, her days shadowed by her young son’s curious silence. Across the street in...

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction
978-1-55199-545-8 (1-55199-545-X)

December 10, 2010 | $9.99

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As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
Written by Alistair MacLeod, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995458
Our Price: $9.99


The superbly crafted stories collected in Alistair MacLeod’s As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories depict men and women acting out their “own peculiar mortality” against the haunting landscape of Cape Breton Island. In a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, MacLeod describes a vital present inhabited by the...

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Away
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-1-55199-423-9 (1-55199-423-2)

October 29, 2010 | $9.99

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Away
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994239
Our Price: $9.99


A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family’s complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield...

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The Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-1-55199-427-7 (1-55199-427-5)

October 29, 2010 | $13.99

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The Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994277
Our Price: $13.99


Set in the first half of the twentieth century, but reaching back to Bavaria in the late nineteenth century, The Stone Carvers weaves together the story of ordinary lives marked by obsession and transformed by art. At the centre of a large cast of characters is Klara Becker, the granddaughter of...

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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-1-55199-425-3 (1-55199-425-9)

October 22, 2010 | $13.99

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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994253
Our Price: $13.99


Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario.

Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their...

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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-1-55199-430-7 (1-55199-430-5)

September 3, 2010 | $9.99

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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994307
Our Price: $9.99


Written in luminous prose, The Whirlpool is a haunting tale set in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the summer of 1889. This is the season of reckless river stunts, a time when the undertaker’s widow is busy with funerals, her days shadowed by her young son’s curious silence. Across the street in...

Also available as a paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Hardcover | 288 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-8646-5 (0-7710-8646-6)

August 31, 2010 | $29.99

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771086465
Our Price: $29.99
   Quantity: 1 


From the #1 national bestselling author of Away, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass, Sanctuary Line is the eagerly anticipated new novel by Jane Urquhart.

Set in the present day on a farm at the shores of Lake Erie, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves elements from the nineteenth-century past...

Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-8647-2 (0-7710-8647-4)

August 31, 2010 | $12.99

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Sanctuary Line
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771086472
Our Price: $12.99


From the #1 national bestselling author of Away, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass, Sanctuary Line is the eagerly anticipated new novel by Jane Urquhart.

Set in the present day on a farm at the shores of Lake Erie, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves elements from the nineteenth-century past...

Also available as a hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Changing Heaven
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-1-55199-424-6 (1-55199-424-0)

August 27, 2010 | $13.99

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Changing Heaven
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994246
Our Price: $13.99


Two worlds are intertwined in this hauntingly beautiful story as it moves from Toronto to the English moors and to Venice, Italy. The time frame shifts between present and past, linking the lives of a young Brontë scholar (a woman in the throes of a troubled love affair), a turn-of-the-century female...

Also available as a trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Some Other Garden
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Poetry
978-1-55199-426-0 (1-55199-426-7)

August 27, 2010 | $9.99

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Some Other Garden
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994260
Our Price: $9.99


An internationally celebrated novelist today, Jane Urquhart began her literary career as a poet. Some Other Garden brings together in a special new edition, illustrated by the beautiful photographs of Jennifer Dickson, two of Urquhart’s early poetry collections. These poems centre on another time and place while vividly evoking life in...

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