Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart
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Dedicated to Emily Bronte, this is a story of high winds and ballooning, of ghosts who talk about the vital details of life, of women who love too strongly and men who, stifled by passion, are nevertheless enthralled. The author has also written "The Whirlpool" and "False Shuffles".
 

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Jane Urquhart, Poet and novelist Jane Urquhart was born in a small northern Ontario mining community called Little Long Lac. She has been Writer-in-Residence at the University of Ottawa and Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1997, she held the Presidential Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Urquhart has published books of poetry whose titles include "I'm Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace," "False Shuffles," and "The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan." She has also written the novels "The Whirlpool," which was the first Canadian book to win France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (Best Foreign Book Award), "Changing Heaven," "Away," which won the 1994 Trillium Award, and "The Underpainter," which won the Governor General's Award in 1997. She has also written a collection of short fiction, "Storm Glass," and several articles and reviews. Urquhart has also received the Marian Engel Award, in 1994, for an outstanding body of prose written by a Canadian woman and was named to France's Order of Arts and Letters as a Chevalier in 1996. Her novel "Away" was also short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which is the world's largest literary prized for a single work of fiction, and in 1997, she was asked to serve on the jury for this award.
 
Published February 1, 1993 by David R Godine Pub. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, History. Fiction

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Urquhart's second novel (after The Whirlpool ) is a piercingly beautiful tale of obsession, adultery, murder, ghosts and the afterlife, told in sensuous prose. Ann Frear, an Emily Bronte scholar at a

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When she discovers he's not interested in commitment, Ann flees to England and rents a cottage on the moors, where she imagines Heathcliff and Catherine roaming as in Bronte's Wuthering Heights .

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Just as one speaks of a novel of ideas, this is a novel of emotions — emotions in their purest form, taking possession like a natural force, and largely divorced from the normal ties of cause and effect.

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