The Stone Carvers
By (author) Jane Urquhart
Format: Paperback / softback
Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
Book DescriptionIn 1867 a good-natured Bavarian priest, is sent by God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North America. Soon the backwoods are transformed into a parish and the settlers into a congregation, and Joseph Becker, a woodcarver, meets his future wife. Several decades later, Joseph Becker teaches his astounding carving skills to his grandchildren. One of them, Klara, shows exceptional talent and has a surfeit of what the local nuns call "a fondness for men's work." Untamed, she falls in love with an Irish boy, Eamon O'Sullivan, only to have him leave to fight in the Great War . . .
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142003589
Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jane Urquhart
Night Stages, Paperback (March 2016)
A haunting novel about two brothers' fraught relationship in 1950s Ireland
Map of Glass, Paperback (July 2006)
A sweeping Canadian epic from the Booker-longlisted author of The Stone Carvers
Stone Carvers, Hardback (August 2001)» View all books by Jane Urquhart
Father Archangel Gstir, a good-natured Bavarian priest, has been sent to the wilds of Canada to set up a new parish. He recruits Joseph Becker to create a crucifix. Many decades later his granddaughter Klara who has learnt Joseph's skills is called upon to carve a monument to the Canadian dead.
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Author Biography - Jane Urquhart
Jane Urquhart is the bestselling author of five internationally acclaimed, award-winning novels. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, and three books of poetry. She lives in Southwestern Ontario. She is the winner of numerous awards and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Stone Carvers and the International IMPAC award.
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