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Description - Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781894852241
ISBN-10: 1894852249
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 466
Imprint: XYZ Publishing
Publisher: XYZ Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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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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