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I read this book because my daughter was reading it for Grade 12 English 30 1 I am thinking after some of the scenes in it that us parents need to monitor what high schools are having the children read I can see why an a At first I was like But then it turned into Overall, I think this book was solid enough for me to actually want to finish it before the due date, however, I probably won t be picking it up for a re read any time soon This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler SPOILERS this book is written quite beautifully at first, i thought i had died and gone to heaven after the first night of reading i checked jane urquhart s books and saw there were many i felt saved and still do.however, i liked the book better when it was all immigrants, wood carvers and large churches in the middle of nowhere i could have read about that for weeks weeks of a priest s waiting for a bell to be delivered weeks of harsh winters on the frontier weeks of breweries, proc SPOILERS this book is written quite beautifully at first, i thought i had died and gone to heaven after the first night of reading i checked jane urquhart s books and saw there were many i felt saved and still do.however, i liked the book better when it was all immigrants, wood carvers and large churches in the middle of nowhere i could have read about that for weeks weeks of a priest s waiting for a bell to be delivered weeks of harsh winters on the frontier weeks of breweries, processions, and chisels it could have gone on forever then it all became a very long love story, and if you like love stories, this is for you me, love stories are like, meh yeah okay i got it, this person s skin is beautiful and this other person s lips are full mostly, i couldn t and can t see a way that this love story is different from other loves stories, and that this character, this potentially fabulous, feminist spinster, is Second no, wait,like third reading At least This is one of the loveliest elegies I ve ever read about the First World War Urquhart s writing ispoetry than prose that precise emotion that goes directly to the heart, without getting entangled in intellectual wranglings It is not something I ever have to think about I simply feel every page of this novel as if it enters my heart by osmosis Ultimately, the novel is a tribute for those who fought in World War I Woven within Second no, wait,like third reading At least This is one of the loveliest elegies I ve ever read about the First World War Urquhart s writing ispoetry than prose that precise emotion that goes directly to the heart, without getting entangled in intellectual wranglings It is not something I ever have to think about I simply feel every page of this novel as if it enters my heart by osmosis Ultimately, the novel is a tribute for those who fought in World War I Woven within the novel, we are given the history of the family whose descendants would one day pay their tribute, in blood and stone, through the Vimy Ridge Memorial erected in France by the Canadian Government It commemorates those killed or presumed dead all those who showed up for the fight, in fact, and sadly ended up without a marked grave.Ostensibly a history of the German Catholic immigrant to southwestern Ontario, and the building of various communities, including Formosa Shoneval in the novel with its beautiful stone church that stands to this Jane Urquhart has demonstrated in A MAP OF GLASS and THE UNDERPAINTER how a person can be transformed by the power of art and memory The characters are sometimes made whole, or shattered, or both In this fifth novel, her eccentric, parochial characters emerge from the harsh, often punishing 19th century landscape of a pioneer community in Southwest Ontario and stretch to a modern monument of the 20th century Her characters tend to be repressed, isolated, and sexually chaste, or go through a l Jane Urquhart has demonstrated in A MAP OF GLASS and THE UNDERPAINTER how a person can be transformed by the power of art and memory The characters are sometimes made whole, or shattered, or both In this fifth novel, her eccentric, parochial characters emerge from the harsh, often punishing 19th century landscape of a pioneer community in Southwest Ontario and stretch to a modern monument of the 20th century Her characters tend to be repressed, isolated, and sexually chaste, or go through a long period of continence after a brief, signifying affair in their youth.Father Gstir was sent by the voice of God and King Ludwig from the pastoral landscape of Bavaria to the outback of Ontario, to minister to German Catholic communities He lands in the valley of Shoneval, a farming and mill town of hard working people who haven t had the time or inclination to attend church, and lure I d heard a lot about this novel when it was first released, and was aware of the rave reviews as well as the awards for which it was nominated I normally read speculative fiction, so it was with some curiosity that I stated reading a general fiction bestseller I wondered whether I would see what it was about the novel that entranced so many people.Although I found the novel had a slow start, in hindsight it made perfect sense to slowly build up the backstory that laid the foundation for the m I d heard a lot about this novel when it was first released, and was aware of the rave reviews as well as the awards for which it was nominated I normally read speculative fiction, so it was with Read this book to commemorate VIMY 100 Thanks to CBC Radio and Shelagh Rogers for giving me the nudge to pick it up from my TBR.I think this book should be in the kit given to immigrants like me, along with books like BOOK OF NEGROES and THE COLONY OF UNREQUITED DREAMS They help one understand the soul of Canada This book not only illuminates the beauty of the VIMY monument and the pathos behind it, but also beautifully details pioneer life of early European settlers, their dreams and struggl Read this book to commemorate VIMY 100 Thanks to CBC Radio and Shelagh Rogers for giving me the nudge to pick it up from my TBR.I think this book should be in the kit given to immigrants like me, along with books like BOOK OF NEGROES and THE COL Klara Becker had decided to live like a spinster Although still young, she doesn t expect anyfrom life tending the animals on her inherited farm, sewing clothes for the villagers to earn a little extra money, and burying the memories of love and loss, until Klara is unquestionably Jane Urquhart s heroine in this wonderfully rich and absorbing novel about deep emotions, drive and determination Set in the nineteen thirties, against the continuing aftermath of the most devastating histo Klara Becker had decided to live like a spinster Although still young, she doesn t expect anyfrom life tending the animals on her inherited farm, sewing clothes for the villagers to earn a little extra money, and burying the memories of love and loss, until Klara is unquestionably Jane Urquhart s heroine in this wonderfully rich and absorbing novel about deep emotions, drive and determination Set in the nineteen thirties, against the continuing aftermath of the most devastating historical event of the early twentieth century, World War I, the author, by concentr In 1867 A Good Natured Bavarian Priest, Is Sent By God And Mad King Ludwig To The Wilds Of North America Soon The Backwoods Are Transformed Into A Parish And The Settlers Into A Congregation, And Joseph Becker, A Woodcarver, Meets His Future Wife Several Decades Later, Joseph Becker Teaches His Astounding Carving Skills To His Grandchildren One Of Them, Klara, Shows Exceptional Talent And Has A Surfeit Of What The Local Nuns Call A Fondness For Men S Work Untamed, She Falls In Love With An Irish Boy, Eamon O Sullivan, Only To Have Him Leave To Fight In The Great War.