Blondal, Patricia (1926–1959)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Blondal, Patricia (1926–1959)

Canadian novelist. Born Patricia Jenkins, 1926, in Souris, Manitoba, Canada; died 1959 in Montreal, Canada; dau. of Nathanial Jenkins (railroad engineer); attended United College, 1944–47; m. Harold Blondal, 1946; children: 2.

Moved to Winnipeg with family (1930s); began to write seriously (1955); published novel From Heaven With a Shout, which was 1st serialized in Chatelaine (1963); died of cancer before her book A Candle to Light the Sun was released to considerable acclaim (1960).