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Fiction Sagas

The Two Saplings

by (author) Mazo de la Roche

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Sagas, Classics, Historical
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459732339
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

From the author of the bestselling Jalna series. Switched at birth: two boys exchange lives for a year.

This novel from Jalna author Mazo de la Roche tells the story of two families, English and American, on whom circumstances have played a strange prank which might have had unhappy consequences.

As an experiment, they send off their sons to see the other's country, but then war intervenes, and the story of the Wyldes and the Rendels shows the problems and the promise of Anglo-American relationships now and for the future.

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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