Thanks to our friends at McClelland and Stewart (and with some help from KfC), we are pleased to announce not one, not two, but three Jane Urquhart contests.
Contest Number One: For Canadian entrants only.
M&S has reissued three of Jane Urquhart’s earlier novels (I’ve read them all and recommend every one):
You can find out details about all three from M&S’s website here, but here is KfC’s thumbnail analysis of each:
Away is one of my favorite novels of all time — an exploration that extends from Ireland to Canada, a study in emigration and what it means to those who are involved.
The Stone Carvers is a very important novel in Canadian literary history — the reverse of Away if you want. A family that has always carved sends a descendant to France to help carve the incredible memorial at Vimy Ridge. “Reverse emigration” if you will.
The Map of Glass is Urquhart at her introspective best — set in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River it is a study of disruption and dislocation.
We have a copy of each to give away — so name which one you want and I’ll be consulting random.org to pick three winners.
Contest Number Two — also for Canadians only
Already own every Jane Urquhart book? Random House is also willing to supply your choice from this year’s New Face of Fiction — Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s Ghosted, Drew Taylor’s Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, Matthew Hooton’s Deloume Road or Carole Enaharo’s Doing Dangerously Well. You can find reviews by clicking on the author’s name on the right sidebar — just say in your entry which one you want. There will be one winner only in this category.
Contest Number Three — for international visitors here
While I am sure that Sanctuary Line will eventually be published internationally, I have seen no dates yet. So if you would like to get ahead of your friends, KevinfromCanada will order and send a copy internationally — and if you would prefer a previous Urquhart work instead, just say so in your entry.
To enter, simply leave your name and choice in the comments section of this post (yes, you can enter both contests 1 and 2 but you have to say what your choice is for both). Since we are planning a contest when the Giller shortlist is announced, entries for the Jane Urquhart contests will close on Oct. 3 at midnight, GMT. Enter soon.