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The Mazo de la Roche Story 2-Book Bundle

Ringing the Changes / Mazo de la Roche

by (author) Mazo de la Roche & Heather Kirk

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2015
Category
Literary, Personal Memoirs, Women
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459736177
    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
    List Price
    $14.99

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Mazo de la Roche, author of the acclaimed Jalna series, is revealed in the writings of two luminaries on the subject: author Heather Kirk, and Mazo herself. This bundle unites Kirk’s groundbreaking biography of de la Roche with the great Canadian author’s memoirs, rereleased now after their original 1957 publication.

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Ringing the Changes
First published in 1957, Mazo de la Roche’s last autobiography is a vivid look at her life in Ontario, and a parting shot at her critics. A rare insight into the intimate thoughts of Mazo de la Roche, and the private life she normally kept hidden. The author confesses how strongly she connected with her character Finch Whiteoak, her struggles with wanting to be a boy, and her complicated relationship with her cousin and adoptive sibling, Caroline.

Mazo de la Roche
After the spectacular success of her novel Jalna in 1927, Mazo de la Roche went on to the top of bestseller lists with a series of sixteen novels expanding the story of a Canadian family named the Whiteoaks, living in a house called Jalna. Her success allowed her to travel the world and 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.

About the authors

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.

Mazo de la Roche's profile page

Heather Kirk has written professionally for more than thirty-five years, producing newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly articles, radio scripts, poetry, and fiction. She has also taught for more than twenty-five years in universities and colleges. Recently she has authored four books for young people. She currently lives in Barrie, Ontario.

Heather Kirk's profile page

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