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Sanctuary Line

by Jane Urquhart

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published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9780771086465
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From the #1 national bestselling author of Away, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass, Sanctuary Line is the eagerly anticipated new novel by Jane Urquhart.

Set in the present day on a farm at the shores of Lake Erie, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves elements from the nineteenth-century past, in Ireland and Ontario, into a gradually unfolding contemporary story of events in the lives of the members of one family that come to alter their futures irrevocably. There are ancestral lighthouse-keepers, seasonal Mexican workers; the migratory patterns and survival techniques of the Monarch butterfly; the tragedy of a young woman's death during a tour of duty in Afghanistan; three very different but equally powerful love stories. Jane Urquhart brings to vivid life the things of the past that make us who we are, and reveals the sometimes difficult path to understanding and forgiveness.

Contributor Notes

JANE URQUHART is the author of six internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool, Changing Heaven, Away, The Underpainter, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, three books of poetry, and recently a short biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery for the Extraordinary Canadians series. Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize, and is a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Awards
  • , Scotiabank Giller Prize
Editorial Review

"Urquhart's prose is as smooth and uncluttered as Margaret Atwood's."
The Observer

"The most compelling depiction of the sense of place in human lives."
—Alice Munro

"Urquhart weaves centuries and stories together… She displays a masterful command of language and a grasp of the complexities that form the tapestry of each individual person."
Winnipeg Free Press

"Jane Urquhart is one of the country's most accomplished writers."
London Free Press

"No other Canadian novelist knows more about the history of rural southern Ontario than Jane Urquhart."
Toronto Star

"Sanctuary Line is a book lover's novel… her writing is often beautiful, stirring"
The Globe and Mail

"Urquhart's prose is pure gold…"
Winnipeg Free Press

"Urquhart builds stories like an architect… and the brilliance of Urquhart's powerful ending is that it makes us want to start again…"
Toronto Star

"Measured, dignified, calm on the surface but containing as much thematic richness and plain literary pleasure as a reader could care to dig for…"
—Montreal Gazette

"I'm grateful to have spent time with Sanctuary Line and soaked up Urquhart's nuanced wisdom…"
Vancouver Sun

"Urquhart has a great gift for the historical novel, for the melding of ideas, events and individuals into a significant whole."
—Claire Messud, The Globe and Mail

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