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Jalna

by Mazo de la Roche

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historical, family life
list price: $24.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
category: Fiction
published: 2006
ISBN:9781894852234
publisher: Dundurn
Awards
  • Winner, Atlantic-Little, Brown Award
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Winner of the 1927 Atlantic-Little, Brown Award
First published in 1927, this international bestseller is now back in print. Jalna is the first book in the popular series about a Canadian family named Whiteoak, who live in southern Ontario in a red-brick house called Jalna. In Jalna, the unforgettable family makes its first appearance. Two grandsons cause tumult when they bring their brides to live at Jalna, and Grandmother Adeline celebrates her 100th birthday. This is book 7 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Whiteoaks of Jalna.

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Contributor notes

In 1927, Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. It became an immediate bestseller. She went on to publish sixteen novels in the popular series, about a Canadian family named Whiteoak living in a house called Jalna. She created unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention fame brought.

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Mazo de la Roche

Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when in 1927 she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller. She went on to publish sixteen novels in the popular series.

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