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The bestselling and prizewinning author Jane Urquhart discusses her new book, Sanctuary Line (McClelland & Stewart, 2010), with Joseph Planta.

Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart. (McClelland & Stewart, 2010)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The acclaimed and bestselling author Jane Urquhart joins me now. She has just published a new novel, Sanctuary Line that has gotten great reviews. Set today, the book tells the story of a family, going back to the 19th century in Ireland and Ontario. The lead character in the novel is Liz Crane, an entomologist, who has moved back to the family farm to study the Monarch butterfly in a centre close by. The war in Afghanistan also hits close to home. Jane Urquhart has received the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, as well as other honours and honorary doctorates, as well as the Order of Canada. She has written numerous books including a collection of short fiction, and four books of poetry. As well, she recently published a biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery for Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series. Sanctuary Line is her seventh novel following number one national bestsellers, A Map of Glass and The Stone Carvers. The book is published by McClelland & Stewart. Next month she’ll be appearing at least three times at the Vancouver Writers and Readers Festival, including a headlining event, An Intimate Evening with Jane Urquhart, 20 October 2010. Visit www.writersfest.bc.ca for more information and tickets. In Vancouver now, please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Jane Urquhart; Good morning, Ms. Urquhart.