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Away : a novel

Author: Jane Urquhart
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1994, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
An Irish family escapes the potato famine by emigrating to Canada. The novel traces its contribution to the culture of its adopted land--from Irish sense of humor to Irish idealism--the latter leading one of its members to engage in political assassination.

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Urquhart, Jane.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1994, ©1993
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Urquhart
ISBN: 0670855049 9780670855049 0140249265 9780140249262
OCLC Number: 30607320
Awards: Winner of Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.
Description: 356 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Jane Urquhart.


This is an historical novel beginning in Ulster in the 1840s and spanning several generations before ending in contemporary Canada. One day on a small island off the Ulster coast, a drowned sailor is  Read more...


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"A dazzling novel...written by a major novelist at the height of her considerable powers."-Globe and Mail"One of those novels that moves in and takes over your life....Enjoyable not only for its Read more...

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