Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when in 1927 she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller. She went on to publish sixteen novels in the popular series.
From the author of the bestselling Jalna series.
This early novel from the pen of one of Canada’s most universally known writers sparkles with life and vitality. Here we find the primitive, the natural, and the innocent in conflict with the conventional, the civilized, and the corrupt. And here we meet Delight Mainprize, whose extraordinary beauty and charm come close to devastating an entire community.