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TEACHERS: The Darkest Corner of the World – Discussion Guide now available. 

BOOK CLUBS: The Darkest Corner of the World – Book Club Discussion Guide is now available. Please contact me here for a Skype visit. Though the novel is geared at teens, many book clubs have read it and enjoyed it because of its unique historical perspective. 

Grateful to The Canada Council for the Arts for a generous grant to research and write two stand-alone sequels to The Darkest Corner of the World!   

The Darkest Corner of the World is listed in the Best Books for Kids and Teens (Spring 2013) by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Thanks, CCBC! A recent review calls the novel “a gripping look at a moment in history, featuring a heroine to relate to and root for.”

CHS Book Club has chosen The Darkest Corner of the World as one of their 2013/2014 Book Club selections. Here is the complete list of their selected books. 

Urve writes historical fiction about Eastern Europe.

Her writing is inspired by little-known stories of stubbornness, bravery, and ingenuity.

The Darkest Corner of the World is published by Dancing Cat Books

Available in bookstores in Canada and the USA, and everywhere on Kindle and Kobo. 


TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS: For a list of possible workshop and presentation topics, please visit the For Readers page. Check out Urve’s Pinterest for pictures of Estonia, and location settings in the novel.

WHERE TO FIND URVE:  Urve enjoys connecting with readers and writers of all ages. You can find out more about her schedule on her Events page.

FOR WORKSHOP TOPICS:  For a list of writing, history, and business workshop topics, please visit For Readers, or For Writers.

BOOK CLUBS:  Please click here to contact Urve. 


Visit the Open Book Ontario website to read Urve’s interview for their On Writing series here, and for her interview for their Fiction Craft series here.

Marsha Skrypuch interviews Urve for The Winnipeg Review here.

Dominik Kurek interviews Urve for The Oakville Beaver here .

BLOG INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS :  Sharon Clare, Elaine Cougler, Sherry Isaac, Maureen McGowan, Mahtab NarsimhanDorette Snover, Aimee Reid