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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (438 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Urquhart Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, set a century apart.

Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents' house by marriage to a doctor whose care has both nourished and imprisoned her. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes through their devastating and ecstatic affair.

A year after Andrew's death, Sylvia tells this story to Jerome McNaughton, a young artist whose discovery of Andrew's body unlocks a secret in his own past. At the center of the novel is the tale of Andrew's grandfather, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter, whose liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman sets the stage for future events.

A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with the evocative prose and haunting imagery for which Jane Urquhart's writing is celebrated. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 2/16/2014

    " one of those "haunting" kinda books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Tuplin | 2/3/2014

    " Loved the style and the twists and the bits of local history. Beautiful story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 1/19/2014

    " I tried - for way too long - but I just found nothing worth my valuable reading time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrice Sartor | 1/18/2014

    " Yet another book that I could not get into. This one I made it to page 21. Not far, to be sure...but really, don't you know after a page (a paragraph? Less?) whether or not you think the author is a good writer? I found it boring and mired in dull details. Next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/6/2014

    " This is my 5th Urquhart novel and my least favorite. She is such a great writer but this story fell short in many ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Lottridge | 11/28/2013

    " I am rediscovering the beauty of well-written prose and the sense of seeing the world through another's eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 11/17/2013

    " I have read many of Jane Urquhart's novels and enjoy them as I am reading them. However, after a year, I can never remember any of the details of the plot or the characters. Once more a beautiful, lyrical novel taking place in Canada. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 6/1/2013

    " Not a big Jane Urquhart fan. This one was ok. Liked that it is set around Kingston- Trenton area on the St Lawrence "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonn | 2/4/2013

    " Some good ideas but hard to get into and the flow was off... Also I had trouble believing that the main characters would have realistically gotten together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie Kelly | 1/8/2013

    " Good in parts, but I found the middle section very drawn out. A good twist at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 1/7/2013

    " I could not even finish this book. I struggled to read it & finally decided life is too short & there are too many other amazing books to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2013

    " Subtle. Sweeping. As much a story of the land as of the people who inhabit it. An intertwined tail of people's lives and "conditions" which both define and shackle them. A story of love, loss, memory and unexpected human connection and expression. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camper | 2/28/2012

    " I found myself speaking out loud "oh, shut the f-- up!" to the author by page 50, but I officially stopped reading at this sentence on page 89: "Neither you, nor your goodness, nor china horses could keep me forever away from the arms of the world." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camper | 2/15/2011

    " I found myself speaking out loud "oh, shut the f-- up!" to the author by page 50, but I officially stopped reading at this sentence on page 89: "Neither you, nor your goodness, nor china horses could keep me forever away from the arms of the world." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 8/11/2010

    " I must admit I tried really hard to get into this book, the language was so elaborate, so descriptive that I often found myself frustrated at wanting the story to move forward. It really wasn't my favourite read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 2/14/2010

    " one of those "haunting" kinda books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 12/10/2008

    " I tried - for way too long - but I just found nothing worth my valuable reading time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/2/2007

    " I am rediscovering the beauty of well-written prose and the sense of seeing the world through another's eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nicole | 4/17/2007

    " I was disappointed with this novel, the third I've read by her. I liked the book, and the characters form the past who came to life in the journals, but found the framing story a little unbelievable. There were moments of Urquharts beaurtiful imagery, but it did not have the impact of Away for me. "

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