stone carvers by Jane Urquhart

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Published by McClelland & Stewart in Toronto .

Written in English

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  • Ontario,
  • Canada


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Ontario -- Fiction.,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.,
  • Germans -- Canada -- Fiction.,
  • War memorials -- Fiction.,
  • Stone carvers -- Fiction.,
  • Single women -- Fiction.,
  • Clergy -- Fiction.,
  • Ontario -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJane Urquhart.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.U7 S76 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination392 p. ;
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3997197M
ISBN 100771086873
LC Control Number2001339825

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In Ms. Hunt and her collaborator, Paul Wagner. As in Away, the Stone Carvers is set on two continents, first Canada and then France. The author truly takes you there. I felt as though I were living in a wilderness Canadian village, and then standing on a plain, in front of an enormous monument in France.

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