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  • Surviving The Deadly Upheaval

    A historical novel based on true stories of many people having endured the great forgotten expulsion by

    This gripping post-World War 2 story takes place in Czechoslovakia after Germany’s surrender in May 1945. One family’s unyielding endurance and determination tells, in uncompromising detail, of the reality and aftermath of government-sanctioned ...


  • The Next Land of Opportunity

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    Silvertower, a large US-based real estate investment company, has experienced incredible success over the past ten years. However, to maintain their momentum, expanding into new markets is vital. CEO Patrick Miller thinks he has hit upon the perfect ...


  • Fourteen Trumpeting Elephants

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    Fourteen Trumpeting Elephants...what has that got to do with Cranbrook or the Kootenays of British Columbia? Why is there a statue of an elephant at the end of Baker Street? What is the best place to pick huckleberries? Grandpa is telling stories ...


  • To Walk in Their Footsteps

    Coming to Canada by

    Back in the 1960's tracing your Family Tree was just becoming an interesting hobby. Now, like a lazy little babbling stream merrily following the course of time, that stream has metamorphosed into a huge, directed waterfall and on to an almost out ...


  • What the Living Do

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    Until the age of twelve, Georgia Lee Kay-Stern believed she was Jewish — the story of her Cree birth family had been kept secret. Now she’s living on her own and attending first year university, and with her adoptive parents on sabbatical in Costa ...


  • Big Spoon Cove

    A Year of Fun and Friends, Tears and Fears, Forests and Forecasts by

    Come on over to Big Spoon Cove and meet some of my neighbours. In this humble village we’ll meet two cantankerous old men, an ecology professor, forest researcher, biologist, forest technologist; even a hermit monk, along with my ...


  • The Irish Affair

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    With the terrifying and seemingly inevitable war between Britain, France and Germany looming like storm clouds on the horizon, Scottish architect Lawrence McKellan uproots his Edinburgh household and moves his wife, two children, and brother to the ...


  • Jacob of Abbington Pickets

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    Just before the turn of the 20th century, Jacob Hudson grows up on a farm in the Canadian prairies, near the small village of Abbington Pickets. As a child, he witnesses an incident that scars him deeply and leaves him unable to trust or understand ...


  • Shtetl on the Grand

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    These stories describe aspects of Jewish life in Brantford from the 1940's; they are centred on fictional characters and events. Although 'small town', or shtetl communities like Brantford have faded away, the memory of them continues to fascinate ...


  • Eat Honey, My Son

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    Imagine that you’re Nancy Holdeman, and the year is 1829. You’re traveling by wagon train from Pennsylvania to join a small Mennonite farm settlement in Ohio with your husband, Amos, and Liza, the first of your nine babies. Still nursing, you’re ...