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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Canadian Book Advent Calendar (Day 21) - "U" is for Urquhart

For this year’s advent calendar, I am recommending Canadian authors/books found on Schatje’s Shelves.  Again, to make things more interesting/challenging, I will use the alphabet, skipping “X” and “Z”.  In total, I propose to focus on 50 Canadian writers, an early nod to Canada's 150th birthday next year.

“U” is for Jane Urquhart
Urquhart’s novels have been internationally acclaimed.

Novels (which I recommend):
The Whirlpool
Changing Heaven (finalist for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)
Away (nominated for 1996 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)
The Underpainter (winner of 1997 Governor-General’s Award and finalist for Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize)
The Stone Carvers (finalist for 2001 Giller Prize and Governor-General’s Award, and longlisted for Man Booker Prize)
A Map of Glass (finalist for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize)
Sanctuary Line (finalist for 2010 Giller Prize)   See  my review at