Whiteoaks of Jalna
By (author) Mazo de la Roche
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Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Book DescriptionIn a tumble-down house carved out of the dunes lives an old man with second sight. He is the sifter of sands, the man who separates the sparkling mica, black lava, golden-reds, and misty grays. And as he sifts he mesmerizes Jessica and Andrew with his tales of the trickster-creator Raven and how a lonely young man lived to be 300 years old.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781894852241
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: XYZ Publishing
Publisher: XYZ Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Mazo de la Roche
Ringing the Changes, Paperback (November 2015)
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.
Young Renny, Paperback (June 2009)
Young Renny takes us even farther back in the Whiteoak family saga to 1906. Renny, the young master of Jalna, is just 18. The plot thickens when two outsiders join the mix: a gypsy woman who seduces Renny, and a distant cousin from Ireland who befriends Gran, moves into Jalna, and spies on the family.
Jalna, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Mazo de la Roche
Features grandmother Adeline and Boney, her equally colourful parrot; Adeline's bachelor sons Nicholas and Ernest, daughter Lady Augusta, granddaughter Meg, and grandsons Renny, Piers, Eden, Finch and Wakefield. Renny, the red-haired eldest grandson, fiercely protects Jalna and all who live there.
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Author Biography - Mazo de la Roche
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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