In preparation for writing the review I read a few interviews with Urquhart, such as this one she did for January magazine years ago. “I always find that I have to live for some length of time in the landscapes that I’m using in my novels,” Urquhart says in the interview. (Here’s another interview Urquhart did more recently with Canada Writes).
The Night Stages is set in Ireland’s County Kerry. It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to live and write. Possibly trumps even Winnipeg.