A Map of Glass

By Jane Urquhart
Read by Hillary Huber

11.33 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, set a century apart.                            Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by marriage to a doctor whose care has both nourished and imprisoned her. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes through their devastating and ecstatic affair. A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia tells this story to Jerome McNaughton, a young artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body unlocks a secret in his own past. At the center of the novel is the tale of Andrew’s grandfather, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter, whose liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman sets the stage for future events. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with the evocative prose and haunting imagery for which Jane Urquhart’s writing is celebrated.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2006: Fiction

Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, set a century apart.                           

Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by marriage to a doctor whose care has both nourished and imprisoned her. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes through their devastating and ecstatic affair.

A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia tells this story to Jerome McNaughton, a young artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body unlocks a secret in his own past. At the center of the novel is the tale of Andrew’s grandfather, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter, whose liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman sets the stage for future events.

A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with the evocative prose and haunting imagery for which Jane Urquhart’s writing is celebrated.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Urquhart writes with clear, sensuous poetry.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Her language is vivid enough to take your breath away.” Boston Globe
“She has claimed an urgent place as one of our most interesting and accomplished writers.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Urquhart’s passion for the past and the land are at full poetic play in this intricate story of love, loss, and memory.” Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“There is an ethereal, dreamy quality in Hillary Huber’s reading that is well suited to Urquhart’s meditative novel about love, loss, and longing…The book sometimes has the feel of epic poetry, an impression furthered by Huber’s lyrical voicing.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the author of six bestselling and internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool, Changing Heaven, Away, The Underpainter, The Stone Carvers, and A Map of Glass. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, three books of poetry, and recently a short biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery for the Extraordinary Canadians series. Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize, and is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English