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Fiction Family Life

Return to Jalna

by (author) Mazo de la Roche

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Category
Family Life, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554887422
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $24.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770705562
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $9.99 USD

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First published in 1946, in Return to Jalna, the Whiteoak family reunites after a year of separation. Piers, Renny, and Wakefield return in 1943 during the Second World War. Finch has been off on a concert tour, and Maurice has come home from Ireland. Fifteen-year-old Adeline returns from school and is now the stunning reflection of her namesake. It’s a time of change and strain, but the family remains united against all others. This is book 13 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Renny’s Daughter.

About the author

Mazo de la Roche, in 1927, was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from The Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller and was eventually adapted for stage, screen, and television. Known for creating unforgettable characters that come to life for her readers, Mazo de la Roche is truly an icon of Canadian literature.

In 1927, Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller. In 1929, the sequel Whiteoaks also went to the top of bestseller lists. Mazo went on to publish 16 novels in the popular series about a Canadian family named Whiteoak, living in a house called Jalna. Her success allowed her to travel the world and to live in a mansion near Windsor Castle. Mazo created unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but she was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention her fame brought.

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