Marie-Claire Blais, Reading for the #1965Club

2019-04-29T09:17:10-05:00

If you are reading this post because you are part of the #1965Club, and you haven’t heard of Marie-Claire Blais, you are about to wonder how that can be true. (And if you also haven't heard of #1965Club, please visit Karen's and Simon's sites to learn more.)  Blais has published

Marie-Claire Blais, Reading for the #1965Club2019-04-29T09:17:10-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Harvest (1936)

2018-07-31T13:46:21-05:00

“I dare say old Red-head will be delighted. If there is one thing above another that pleases him it is an addition to the clan.” That’s Renny and, it’s true, his heart beats for Jalna, which is where the Whiteoaks are. But he has standards. He’s not about the

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Harvest (1936)2018-07-31T13:46:21-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Finch’s Fortune (1955)

2018-07-26T14:27:45-05:00

“With her book, her roses and her cake she was separated from the other members of the family in a kind of frosty seclusion.” Alayne’s frosty seclusion doesn’t sound all that bad, does it? But the point is that Alayne feels her separateness. And that's not always comfortable. Nor

Mazo de la Roche’s Finch’s Fortune (1955)2018-07-26T14:27:45-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoaks of Jalna (1929)

2018-07-10T18:26:23-05:00

The second book published in the series naturally focuses on Alayne, who was introduced as an independent young woman, who left her New York publishing career behind when she fell in love with one of the Whiteoak boys, in the series’ first volume, Jalna (published in 1927). Viewing the

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoaks of Jalna (1929)2018-07-10T18:26:23-05:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927)

2018-07-10T18:20:06-05:00

This post is published to coincide with the anniversary of the author’s death. She died in her home in Toronto on July 12, 1961, where she had written the final Jalna book, Centenary at Jalna. Even though I deliberately chose a story-order reading, over a publication-order

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927)2018-07-10T18:20:06-05:00
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