The Stone Carvers (Paperback)

By Jane Urquhart

Penguin Books, 9780142003589, 400pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 2003

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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 . . .

About the Author

Jane Urquhart is the bestselling author of five internationally acclaimed, award-winning novels. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, and three books of poetry. She lives in Southwestern Ontario. She is the winner of numerous awards and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Stone Carvers and the International IMPAC award.

Praise For The Stone Carvers

"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)