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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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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-1-55199-428-4 (1-55199-428-3)

August 27, 2010 | $13.99

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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994284
Our Price: $13.99


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

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-1-55199-429-1 (1-55199-429-1)

August 27, 2010 | $13.99

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The Underpainter
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994291
Our Price: $13.99


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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Away
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 368 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-0-7710-8642-7 (0-7710-8642-3)

August 24, 2010 | $21.00

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Away
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086427
Our Price: $21.00
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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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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 392 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-0-7710-8644-1 (0-7710-8644-X)

August 24, 2010 | $21.00

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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086441
Our Price: $21.00
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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 Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 392 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-0-7710-8639-7 (0-7710-8639-3)

August 24, 2010 | $21.00

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The Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086397
Our Price: $21.00
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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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Deep Hollow Creek
Written by Sheila Watson
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 136 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction
978-0-7710-9458-3 (0-7710-9458-2)

August 3, 2010 | $17.95

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Deep Hollow Creek
Written by Sheila Watson, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771094583
Our Price: $17.95
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When Stella, fresh from her life in the city, arrives to take up her first teaching post in the one-room schoolhouse in a little frontier settlement in the British Columbia interior, she soon finds herself immersed in the stories she is told. Although an outsider in their midst, she sees that...

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Deep Hollow Creek
Written by Sheila Watson
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction
978-0-7710-9459-0 (0-7710-9459-0)

August 3, 2010 | $6.99

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Deep Hollow Creek
Written by Sheila Watson, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771094590
Our Price: $6.99


When Stella, fresh from her life in the city, arrives to take up her first teaching post in the one-room schoolhouse in a little frontier settlement in the British Columbia interior, she soon finds herself immersed in the stories she is told. Although an outsider in their midst, she sees that...

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Emily Climbs
Written by L.M. Montgomery
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 376 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction
978-0-7710-9382-1 (0-7710-9382-9)

August 4, 2009 | $19.95

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Emily Climbs
Written by L.M. Montgomery, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771093821
Our Price: $19.95
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Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if...

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Emily Climbs
Written by L.M. Montgomery
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

eBook | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction
978-1-55199-293-8 (1-55199-293-0)

August 4, 2009 | $5.99

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Emily Climbs
Written by L.M. Montgomery, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992938
Our Price: $5.99


Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if...

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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 392 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-0-7710-8728-8 (0-7710-8728-4)

June 13, 2006 | $21.00

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A Map of Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771087288
Our Price: $21.00
   Quantity: 1 


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...

Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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No Love Lost
Written by Alice Munro
Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Paperback | 432 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
978-0-7710-3481-7 (0-7710-3481-4)

April 8, 2003 | $14.95

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No Love Lost
Written by Alice Munro, Afterword by Jane Urquhart

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771034817
Our Price: $14.95
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Alice Munro is universally acknowledged as the finest short fiction writer in English. Bringing together ten incomparable stories from six different collections, No Love Lost confirms her pre-eminent status. Focusing on the many paths of falling in love, each of these stories of ordinary people reveals new truths about people as...


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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart
Afterword by Lynn Coady

Paperback | 248 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical
978-0-7710-3476-3 (0-7710-3476-8)

May 21, 2002 | $11.95

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The Whirlpool
Written by Jane Urquhart, Afterword by Lynn Coady

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771034763
Our Price: $11.95
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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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The Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 400 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Historical; Fiction
978-0-7710-8685-4 (0-7710-8685-7)

March 5, 2002 | $21.00

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The Stone Carvers
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086854
Our Price: $21.00
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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...

Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Some Other Garden
Written by Jane Urquhart

Hardcover | 96 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Poetry
978-0-7710-8669-4 (0-7710-8669-5)

September 23, 2000 | $19.99

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Some Other Garden
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771086694
Our Price: $19.99
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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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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Trade Paperback | 184 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-8666-3 (0-7710-8666-0)

May 6, 2000 | $17.99

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Storm Glass
Written by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771086663
Our Price: $17.99
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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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