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Urquhart, Jane

Works: 85 works in 642 publications in 14 languages and 10,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Poetry  Romance fiction  Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., pre
Classifications: PR9199.3.U7, 813.54
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Away : a novel by Jane Urquhart( Book )

89 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish family escapes the potato famine by emigrating to Canada. The novel traces its contribution to the culture of its adopted land--from Irish sense of humor to Irish idealism--the latter leading one of its members to engage in political assassination
The stone carvers by Jane Urquhart( Book )

59 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the world was still reeling from the staggering losses incurred in the First World War, a little-known Canadian sculptor was raising a colossal monument in France, where more than sixty-six thousand of his countrymen had fought and died. The Vimy Ridge Memorial still stands as a stark reminder of the Canadians who gave their lives in France - and as a testament to the vision and single-minded obsession of its now-forgotten architect, Walter Allward." "It is against the backdrop of this incredible achievement that Jane Urquhart sets her new novel. At the center of the story is Klara Becker, the granddaughter of a master woodcarver, who spends her childhood in a German-settled community in southwestern Ontario in the years leading up to the Great War. It is a childhood punctuated by tremendous losses: her mother dies of cancer when she is a teenager; her older brother, in love with wandering, eventually leaves the family; and her brief but passionate love affair with Eamon O'Sullivan is cut short when he volunteers for action and never returns. But Klara's inherited gift for carving eventually reunites her with her brother and gives her purpose as she works on the memorial that will make her whole again."--Jacket
The underpainter by Jane Urquhart( Book )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of an aging painter who spent his life hoarding other people's experiences which he absorbed into his art, but never gave anything in return, even to the woman who loved him. Heart of granite, or fear of happiness? He himself is unable to decide
A map of glass by Jane Urquhart( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in present-day Toronto and in the 19th-century world of rural Ontario timber barons, it opens with the wintry death of Alzheimer's sufferer Andrew, whose body, borne by an ice floe, runs aground on the small Lake Ontario island where artist Jerome McNaughton is seeking inspiration. The story steps back a century, to when Andrew's ancestors, owners of the same island, razed forests to build ships, then it jumps forward a year from the opening scene of Andrew's death, to when Sylvia, Andrew's married lover of 20 years, sets out to meet with Jerome, who discovered Andrew's body, and, through Jerome, to reconnect one last time with Andrew. Meanwhile, Jerome, the relationship-shy adult child of an abusive, alcoholic father, is slowly coming to trust that girlfriend Mira's love for him is real
The night stages : a novel by Jane Urquhart( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of an affair, a woman pilot in World War II recalls life in a remote Irish town where her husband and his brother lost everything in a bicycle race"
Sanctuary line by Jane Urquhart( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, into a gradually unfolding contemporary story of events in the lives of the members of one family that come to alter their futures irrevocably. There are ancestral lighthouse-keepers, seasonal Mexican workers; the migratory patterns and survival techniques of the Monarch butterfly; the tragedy of a young woman's death during a tour of duty in Afghanistan; three very different but equally powerful love stories. Jane Urquhart brings to vivid life the things of the past that make us who we are, and reveals the sometimes difficult path to understanding and forgiveness."--Pub. desc
Changing heaven : a novel by Jane Urquhart( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two parallel stories one in Toronto to the English moors and to Venice Italy. Time frame moves back and forth lives of a young Bronte scholar and a turn of the century female ballonist explorer
The whirlpool : a novel by Jane Urquhart( Book )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the summer of 1889, and on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the undertaker's wife is busy, for this is the season of crazy stunts and frequent accidents. Across the street, in Kirk's Hotel, lives David McDougal, an obsessive military historian haunted by his past, and his wife, whose own dreams move to the sonorous rhythms of Browning's poetry and take shape in the woods beside a whirlpool. And it is here, in a glade below the falls, that she first encounters the poet Patrick, the man destined to change her life
Storm glass by Jane Urquhart( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 grandmother makes a startling confession from her youth; a young woman discovers herself through the life of an Italian saint; and, in a spellbinding story of artistic jealousy, we enter the mind of poet Robert Browning at the end of his life. In these beautifully crafted stories, ordinary objects brim with meaning and memories radiate with significance as Jane Urquhart illuminates the things that lie just beneath the surface of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition
A map of glass by Jane Urquhart( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, vivid with evocative prose and haunting imagery -- a lake of light on a wooden table; a hotel gradually buried by sand; a fully clothed man frozen in an iceberg; a blind woman tracing her fingers oer a tactile map. Containing all of the elements for which Jane Urquhart's writing is celebrated, it stands as her richest, most accomplished novel to date
The Penguin book of Canadian short stories by Jane Urquhart( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stunning collection of 60 stories - over a century's worth of the best Canadian literature by an extraordinary array of our finest writers - has been selected and is introduced by award-winning writer Jane Urquhart."
L.M. Montgomery by Jane Urquhart( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While her beloved fictional characters inhabited a world where love and community could overcome most tribulations, Lucy Maud Montgomery's own life was marked by inescapable grief and loneliness. Raised virtually as an orphan by grandparents unable to give her much affection, Montgomery was nevertheless an optimistic and enthusiastic young woman, able to delight in her literary success and in the company of her wider family and friens
The little flowers of Madame de Montespan by Jane Urquhart( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No love lost by Alice Munro( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some other garden by Jane Urquhart( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False shuffles by Jane Urquhart( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stone carvers by Jane Urquhart( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered by an insane King and commanded by God, a Bavarian priest builds a parish in the 1867 North American wilderness. Decades later, Joseph Becker a woodcarver, teaches his blissful grandchild Klara everything he knows. However, Klara's happiness is interrupted when her husband is sent to the front lines of the Great War
The night stages : a novel by Jane Urquhart( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a tragic accident leaves Tamara alone on the most westerly tip of Ireland, she begins an affair with a charismatic meteorologist named Niall. At first her romance is filled with passionate secrecy, but when Niall's younger brother, Kieran, disappears after a bicycle race, Niall, unable to shake the idea that he may be to blame, slowly falls into despondency. Distraught and abandoned after their decade-long relationship, Tamara decides she has no option but to leave. Tamara makes her way from Ireland to New York. During a layover in Gander, Newfoundland, a fog moves in, grounding her plane and stranding her in front of the airport's mural. As she gazes at the nutcracker-like children, missile-shaped birds, and fruit blossoms, she revisits the circumstances that brought her to Ireland and the family entanglement that has forced her into exile
Away by Jane Urquhart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences of an Irish immigrant family from the 1840's northern Ireland to the quarantine stations at Grossle Isle, Quebec and the harsh land of the Canadian shield up to the present day
Resurgence in Jane Urquhart's oeuvre( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking volume of critical essays revolving around the concept of resurgence maps the modes of conservation, transformation, and invention of the literary, visual, and cultural expressions which Jane Urquhart's singular voice has brought about on the Canadian but also international scene. Taking resurgence as the informing principle of investigation, the volume as a whole focuses on the rewriting and reconstruction of the past, on the modalities of its resurfacing or of its erasure. It raises questions about the explicit or implicit ideological repercussions of such concealment and disclosure, such rupture and resilience. Through the prism of this concept, through surveys, close textual scrutiny and comparative analyses, the book explores Urquhart's discursive practices, the way they hinge on intertextuality or citation, at the same time as upon intratextuality or self-citation. It brings to the fore the extratextual and metatextual quality of her writing together with the transmediality, the transcoding or intersemioticity which characterize the interaction between literature and the visual arts in her fictional and poetic works."--Pub. website
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The underpainter
Alternative Names
Jane Urquhart Canadees dichteres

Jane Urquhart Canadian writer

Jane Urquhart canadisk poet

Jane Urquhart escritora canadiense

Jane Urquhart kanadensisk poet

Jane Urquhart kanadische Schriftstellerin

Jane Urquhart kanadisk poet

Jane Urquhart kanadyjska pisarka

Urquhart, Jane

Urquhart, Mary Jane 1949-

ארקהארט, ג׳יין

ארקהארט, ג'יין, 1949-

The stone carversThe underpainterA map of glassSanctuary lineChanging heaven : a novelThe whirlpool : a novelStorm glassA map of glass