A Canadian novelist and poet, she actually is most widely known for Aside, a 1993 novel that remained about THE WORLD and Mail’s national bestseller list for 132 consecutive weeks. Her additional award-winning works are the Whirlpool, The Underpainter, as well as the Rock Carvers. She analyzed English books and art background at the University or college of Guelph. She was granted the Trillium Publication Honor, The Governor General’s Honor, as well as the Commonwealth Authors’ Reward. She wedded Tony Urquhart in 1976. Collectively that they had one child. She published a biography of Anne of Green Gables writer Lucy Maud Montgomery.