Jane Urquhart





Jane Urquhart

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born
in Little Long Lac, Canada
June 21, 1949

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She is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels entitled, The Whirlpool, Changing Heaven, Away, The Underpainter, The Stone Carvers, A Map of Glass, and Sanctuary Line.

The Whirlpool received the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Award). Away was winner of the Trillium Book Award and a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The Underpainter won the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

The Stone Carvers was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. A Map of Glass was a finalist for a regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Bo
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Average rating: 3.76 · 12,375 ratings · 843 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The Stone Carvers
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 4,081 ratings — published 2001 — 20 editions
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Away
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,759 ratings — published 1993 — 25 editions
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The Underpainter
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,767 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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A Map of Glass
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 758 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Sanctuary Line
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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The Whirlpool
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 1986 — 14 editions
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Changing Heaven
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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The Night Stages
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Storm Glass
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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“Art is a kind of mining," he said. "The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.”
Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

“Longing for something that you once had is a mistake because the pictures in your mind are never the same as whatever it is you are longing for.”
Jane Urquhart, Changing Heaven

“Get drunk, Austin, have a love affair. It would be a tragedy to die and discover that you hadn't completely used up your body.”
Jane Urquhart, The Underpainter

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