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 · 11,511 ratings · 750 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The Stone Carvers
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 3,836 ratings — published 2001 — 20 editions
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Away
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,535 ratings — published 1993 — 25 editions
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The Underpainter
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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A Map of Glass
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 715 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Sanctuary Line
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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The Whirlpool
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 1986 — 14 editions
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Changing Heaven
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Storm Glass
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2007 — 2 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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CanLit Challenge: The Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart, #12 1 11 Oct 31, 2010 11:29AM  
CBC Books: Urquhart, Jane 2 7 Mar 25, 2011 10:16AM  
The Seasonal Read...: 5.5 - Maple Leaf Rag 16 112 Aug 04, 2011 03:46PM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Dot's booklist 2011 164 77 Dec 30, 2011 08:50PM  
CanLit Challenge: This topic has been closed to new comments. What Canadian book are you reading right now? [archive 1] 62 46 Jan 28, 2012 03:14PM  
Reading with Style: ABC Questions & Answers 89 97 Sep 19, 2012 01:14PM  
CBC Books: The Top 10 for Each Region 30 79 Nov 04, 2012 02:07PM  


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