Jane Urquhart





Jane Urquhart


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 · 15,901 ratings · 1,119 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
The Stone Carvers

3.90 avg rating — 5,085 ratings — published 2001 — 21 editions
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Away

3.82 avg rating — 4,737 ratings — published 1993 — 26 editions
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The Underpainter

3.65 avg rating — 2,138 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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A Map of Glass

3.57 avg rating — 943 ratings — published 2005 — 19 editions
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Sanctuary Line

3.47 avg rating — 892 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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The Night Stages

3.51 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2015 — 14 editions
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Changing Heaven

3.53 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1990 — 13 editions
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Storm Glass

3.60 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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A Number of Things: Stories...

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“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

“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

“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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July 2016 New School Classic Group Read

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  54 votes, 22.6%

1945, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  29 votes, 12.1%

1951, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 352 pages
 
  23 votes, 9.6%

 
  20 votes, 8.4%

1957, Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, 201 pages
 
  19 votes, 7.9%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  16 votes, 6.7%

1968, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, 294 pages
 
  15 votes, 6.3%

 
  15 votes, 6.3%

1944, Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, 174 pages
 
  13 votes, 5.4%

1995, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, 216 pages
 
  13 votes, 5.4%

1992, The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, 352 pages
 
  12 votes, 5.0%

1938, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, 269 pages
 
  9 votes, 3.8%

1986, The Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart, 80 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.4%

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