Tuesday June 2, 2020

Novel's action disappears into the past

Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart. Mac Lehose Press, €16.35. Reviewed by Róisín O'Dea.

4th March, 2012
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Jane Urquhart succeeds in immersing the reader in life on the farm over generations.

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The past can offer a fruitful source of inspiration for writers, as Canadian novelist Jane Urquhart knows well. Over the course of her career, Urquhart has woven stories from World War I and the Irish Famine into her historical novels, which include The Stone Carvers (2001) and A Map of Glass (2005).

Her latest novel, Sanctuary Line, is set in the present day, but more truly inhabits a series of sticky childhood summers on a farm on...

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