First published in 1944, The Building of Jalna is one of sixteen books in the Jalna series written by Canada's Mazo de la Roche. In The Building of Jalna, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select Lake Ontario as the site of their new home. De la Roche chronicles their trials and tribulations during the building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humourous events that arise. This is book 1 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Morning at Jalna.
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The Building of Jalna takes readers to the origins of the Whiteoak family saga. Captain Philip Whiteoak and his bride, Adeline, arrive from India to the shores of Lake Ontario. They name their future home Jalna and become involved in intrigue, jealousies, and festivities even as their family grows and their house takes shape.About the Author:
In 1927, Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. It became an immediate bestseller. She went on to publish sixteen novels in the popular series, about a Canadian family named Whiteoak living in a house called Jalna. She created unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention fame brought.
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Book Description Macmillan, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110333002148
Book Description Macmillan, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0333002148