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by Jane Urquhart | Literature & Fiction
Registered by geishabird of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 2/16/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by rannie): travelling

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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 16, 2007

10 out of 10

A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840's to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a large-windowed house at the edge of a Great Lake during the present day. Graceful and moving, Away unites the personal and the political as it explores the most private, often darkest corners of our emotions where the things that root us to ourselves endure. Powerful, intricate, lyrical, Away is an unforgettable novel.

One of my favourite books. Beautifully written, deeply evocative, haunting and memorable. Jane Urquhart is a wonderful writer. 

Journal Entry 2 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 01, 2007

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Mailed to yourotherleft February 26th. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 3 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, March 08, 2007

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This came in the mail today. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you! =) 

Journal Entry 4 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 23, 2007

9 out of 10

This was a beautiful book. Urquhart's writing is poetic, haunting, and even mystical at times. The images she evokes with her writing are incredible. Yet, she doesn't seem to take herself too seriously...instead of a deep dark dismal account of a rotten period of Irish history (though it does have its dark and dismal moments), Urquhart seems to have some fun with the story by including a few funny situations and a few characters whose behavior can make you laugh out loud, like the two slightly kooky Irish landlords and the twin owners of the Inn. Loved it. Thanks for sharing this in the HF swap, Geisha! =D

Now it's on its way to Chapter 2 of the Chapter 12 exchange group, rannie. Hope it's something you will enjoy! 

Journal Entry 5 by rannie from Eatonton, Georgia USA on Thursday, April 26, 2007

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received today from Yourotherleft as part of the 12 chapter book exchange group at Looks great - thanks Yourotherleft! 

Journal Entry 6 by rannie at Fern Park, Florida USA on Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/15/2010 UTC) at Fern Park, Florida USA



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