First published in 1927, this international bestseller is now back in print. "Jalna" is the first book in the popular series about a Canadian family named Whiteoak, who live in southern Ontario in a red-brick house called Jalna. In "Jalna," the unforgettable family makes its first appearance. Two grandsons cause tumult when they bring their brides to live at Jalna, and Grandmother Adeline celebrates her 100th birthday. This is book 7 of 16 in "The Whiteoak Chronicles." It is followed by Whiteoaks of Jalna.""
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. The book became an immediate bestseller and went to be adapted for stage, screen and television. Known for creating unforgettable charactes that come to life for her readers, Mazo de la Roche, is truly an icon of Canadian literature.