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Nov 25, 2003
| ISBN 9780142003589
Nov 25, 2003
| ISBN 9781101175040
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Nov 25, 2003 | ISBN 9780142003589
Nov 25, 2003 | ISBN 9781101175040
In 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 . . .
Jane Urquhart, one of Canada’s best loved writers, was born in the north, ( in Little Longlac, Ontario), and grew up in Northumberland County and Toronto. She is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool, which received Le… More about Jane Urquhart
“The Stone Carvers . . . is for those who want to be held captive by characters and their experiences long after the final page is read.” (The Denver Post)“An eloquent, heartfelt epic.” (Portland Oregonian)
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