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The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-08-24
Category
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780771086397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 a master carver, a seamstress haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and by the frequent disappearances of her brother Tilman, afflicted since childhood with wanderlust. From Ontario, they are swept into a colossal venture in Europe years later, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward’s ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France. Spanning three decades, and moving from a German-settled village in Ontario to Europe after the Great War, The Stone Carvers follows the paths of immigrants, labourers, and dreamers. Vivid, dark, redemptive, this is novel of great beauty and power. From the Hardcover edition.

The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-10-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781551994277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 a master carver, a seamstress haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and by the frequent disappearances of her brother Tilman, afflicted since childhood with wanderlust. From Ontario, they are swept into a colossal venture in Europe years later, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward’s ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France. Spanning three decades, and moving from a German-settled village in Ontario to Europe after the Great War, The Stone Carvers follows the paths of immigrants, labourers, and dreamers. Vivid, dark, redemptive, this is novel of great beauty and power.

The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2014-09-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9780857053190
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 a master carver, a seamstress haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and by the frequent disappearances of her brother Tilman, afflicted since childhood with wanderlust. From Ontario, they are swept into a colossal venture in Europe years later, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward's ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France. Spanning three decades, and moving from a German-settled village in Ontario to Europe after the Great War, The Stone Carvers follows the paths of immigrants, labourers, and dreamers. Vivid, dark, redemptive, this is novel of great beauty and power.

The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2003-11-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781101175040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1867 a good-natured Bavarian priest, is sent by God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North America. Soon the backwoods are transformed into a parish and the settlers into a congregation, and Joseph Becker, a woodcarver, meets his future wife. Several decades later, Joseph Becker teaches his astounding carving skills to his grandchildren. One of them, Klara, shows exceptional talent and has a surfeit of what the local nuns call "a fondness for men's work." Untamed, she falls in love with an Irish boy, Eamon O'Sullivan, only to have him leave to fight in the Great War . . .

The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart

Title The Underpainter
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-08-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781551994291
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 a young Canadian soldier and china painter and the beautiful model who becomes Austin’s mistress. Spanning decades, the setting moves from upstate New York to the northern shores of two Great Lakes; from France in World War One to New York City in the ’20s and ’30s. Brilliantly depicting landscape and the geography of the imagination, The Underpainter is Jane Urquhart’s most accomplished novel to date.

The Stone Carvers by Marjorie Hunt

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Marjorie Hunt
Publisher Smithsonian
Release Date 2007-08-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1588342476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The lives and careers of two master stone-cutters--Italian Americans Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo--are explored here in a unique celebration of an arcane trade and craft.

The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart (romancière).)

Title The Stone Carvers
Author Jane Urquhart (romancière).)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category Domestic fiction
Total Pages 392
ISBN OCLC:59509190
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Away by Jane Urquhart

Title Away
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-10-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781551994239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a large-windowed house at the edge of a Great Lake during the present day. Graceful and moving, Away unites the personal and the political as it explores the most private, often darkest corners of our emotions where the things that root us to ourselves endure. Powerful, intricate, lyrical, Away is an unforgettable novel.

The Unfinished by Vidya Dehejia

Title The Unfinished
Author Vidya Dehejia
Publisher Roli Books
Release Date 2015-09-23
Category
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9351941140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The sheer number of unfinished stone monuments in India is staggering and examples appear at some of India's most famous and well-studied sites that include rock-cut Ellora, Ajanta, and Mamallapuram. Unfinished work also appears on built temples celebrated for the intricacy of their sculpted decoration, such as those in Hoysala kingdom or in Orissa. This detailed study provides an overall coverage of India's unfinished work while addressing a range of issues related to stone-carving by examining a select number of monuments at specific sites. Instead of focusing on a site in its entirety, the study here focuses on specific issues of consequence in the context of unfinished work, as they gain an added weight and significance through discovery of their repetitive occurrence at site after site. At the heart of this book are the many varieties of unfinished stone carving that merit close observation to see what is there and what is not, and to appreciate that all the finished work has been through these various stages of being unfinished before reaching completion.

A Map Of Glass by Jane Urquhart

Title A Map of Glass
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-10-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9781551994253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes. A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia makes an unlikely connection with Jerome McNaughton, a young Toronto artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body on a small island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River unlocks a secret in his own past. After Sylvia finds Jerome in Toronto, she shares with him the story of her unusual childhood and of her devastating and ecstatic affair with Andrew, a man whose life was irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past. At the breathtaking centre of the novel is the compelling tale of Andrew’s forebears. We meet his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Woodman, whose ambitions brought him from England to the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, during the days of the flourishing timber and shipbuilding industries; Joseph’s practical, independent and isolated daughter, Annabel; and his son, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter. It is Branwell’s eventual liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman that begins the family’s new generation and sets the stage for future events. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is 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 over 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 Night Stages by Jane Urquhart

Title The Night Stages
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2015-04-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9780771094446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set mainly in a remote area of County Kerry in the ’40s and ’50s, Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel is at once intimate and epic in scope. Tam, an English woman in her thirties, has been living in this harshly beautiful region since shortly after the war, in which she served as an auxiliary pilot. She is now leaving her lover, Niall, who, like his father before him, is a meteorologist. The airliner she is travelling on becomes grounded by fog at Gander Airport, Newfoundland. As she waits, she regards an enigmatic mural, and revisits not only the circumstances that brought her to Ireland but her intense relationship with Niall and his growing despondency over his younger brother Kieran’s disappearance years before. We learn of Kieran’s troubled childhood and the tragedy that caused him as a boy to be separated from home and taken in by a widowed countrywoman who lives in the mountains behind the town. He comes to know the local people, among them a tailor, a fisherman-teacher, and a sheep farmer who is a great philosopher. There is also the jeweller’s daughter, a young woman who will come to change the course of several lives. Running parallel is the story of Canadian artist Kenneth Lochhead and how he created the mural that is Tam’s only companion through three long days and nights. An elegiac novel of emotional depth that vividly evokes a time and a place, The Night Stages explores the meaning of separation, the sorrows of fractured families, and the profound effect of home in a world where a way of life is changing. It is Jane Urquhart’s richest, most rewarding novel to date.

Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart

Title Changing Heaven
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2011
Category Balloonists
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780771086298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 balloonist, and an elusive explorer with the ghost - or the memory - of Emily Brontë. Urquhart reveals something about the act of artistic creation, the ways in which stories enter our lives, and about the cyclical nature of love throughout time. This is a novel of darkness and light, of intense weather and inner calm.

Stories Carved In Stone by Mary Elaine Gage

Title Stories Carved in Stone
Author Mary Elaine Gage
Publisher Powwow River Books
Release Date 2003
Category Art, Colonial
Total Pages 190
ISBN 0971791015
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Penguin Group Canada
Release Date 2007
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 696
ISBN STANFORD:36105124068433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. Urquhart's selection includes stories by major literary figures such as Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, and wonderful stories by younger writers, including Dennis Bock, Joseph Boyden, and Madeleine Thien. This collection is uniquely organized into five parts: the immigrant experience, urban life, family drama, fantasy and metaphor, and celebrating the past.

Storm Glass by Jane Urquhart

Title Storm Glass
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-08-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781551994284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 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.

Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart

Title Sanctuary Line
Author Jane Urquhart
Publisher MacLehose Press
Release Date 2013-09-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781623650179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alice Munro hails Urquhart's "most compelling depiction of the sense of place in human lives." "Urquhart's writing is poetic, in the sense that it is beautifully compact and restrained when describing the most powerful emotions," says The Times. The author Claire Messud praises her as having "a great gift for the historical novel, for the melding of ideas, events and individuals into a significant whole." In Sanctuary Line Urquhart has created a nuanced and moving novel about family legacies, love, and betrayal. Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family's now-deserted farmhouse--once the setting for countless happy summers spent on the northern shore of Lake Erie--to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly. Encompassing all the colorful stories and blarney of successful Irish immigrants who have made the most of their relocation to North America, the Cranes' rich family history is now circumscribed by sadness. Liz's beloved cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss that had been foreshadowed many years in the past by the disappearance of Amanda's charismatic father. Reflecting on the fragility and transience of human life and relations--mirrored in the butterflies' restless flight patterns and transcontinental migrations--Liz finds that love is there to be found where, and when, you least expect it.

Alternative Landscapes by Frank Durnford

Title Alternative Landscapes
Author Frank Durnford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Carnival in literature
Total Pages 66
ISBN OCLC:456768579
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Title The Stone Angel
Author Margaret Laurence
Publisher New Canadian Library
Release Date 2010-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781551993775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, starring acclaimed actresses Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page, and introducing Christine Horne, opens in theatres May 9, 2008. This special fortieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Laurence’s most celebrated novel will introduce readers again to one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Hagar Shipley is stubborn, querulous, self-reliant, and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her, she makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence. As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a young girl growing up in a black prairie town; as the wife of a virile but unsuccessful farmer with whom her marriage was stormy; as a mother who dominates her younger son; and, finally, as an old woman isolated by an uncompromising pride and by the stern virtues she has inherited from her pioneer ancestors. Vivid, evocative, moving, The Stone Angel celebrates the triumph of the spirit, and reveals Margaret Laurence at the height of her powers as a writer of extraordinary craft and profound insight into the workings of the human heart.

The Wish Carvers by Kathleen Gauer

Title The Wish Carvers
Author Kathleen Gauer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-10-31
Category Interpersonal relations
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0994900724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When two sibling elves, Fay and Eddie, come across an old carving knife with the words, "what's carved with me will come to be" carved on the handle, they decide to carve and paint a pot of gold, a large stone cottage and finally a fairytale castle. But with each wish granted comes more and more complications. Can they find a way to return to their old peaceful life? This enchanting tale, with its whimsical watercolours and lively fairytale characters, will delight young and old alike. Children will enjoy pointing out the colourful pair of butterflies that appear throughout the book. And the last scene, where two anthropomorphic frogs find the magic knife, provides the perfect opportunity for readers to imagine what happens next or write their own sequel to the story. There is also a powerful message in this cautionary tale: Be happy with what you have.SK - Grade 3

This Is Our Writing by T. F. Rigelhof

Title This is Our Writing
Author T. F. Rigelhof
Publisher The Porcupine's Quill
Release Date 2000
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 211
ISBN 0889842183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Punctuate his title as you like but T.F. Rigelhof considers This is Our Writing a declaration, an enquiry and an exclamation. As a writer of half a dozen, a reviewer of dozens upon dozens, and as a reader of a multitude more books, Terry Rigelhof knows much about writing in Canada. In these eleven essays, he asks what is best in what has been written by Canadians in the twentieth century. He examines selected works of some writers whose accomplishments need serious revaluation. What are the real achievements of Robertson Davies, Carole Corbeil, Mavis Gallant, Mordecai Richler, Hugh Hood, Leonard Cohen and George Grant? Rigelhof comes up with a list that will surprise some and dismay others. This is a book for readers who have always known in their heart of hearts that Robertson Davies was an egregious windbag and that underneath the inspired silliness of their carefully contrived and managed public images, Mordecai Richler and Leonard Cohen have produced three of the most intelligent novels we have. In a sequence of interlocking personal essays, Rigelhof explores living a writerly life in Canada at the end of the twentieth century. The text is fortified by a dozen photographs, all but one previously unpublished, by Gabor Szilasi, one of Canada's greatest active documentary photographers.