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  • 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 ...


  • Sole Paddle

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    Sole Paddle speaks of solitude and relationships, of walking alone and in community—and of embracing the present and future as part of a team, but also, sometimes with a sole paddle. It tells the story of John Bear, a young man from the isolated ...


  • The Princess of the Emerald Throne & Other Stories

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    Deeply troubled by suspicion and jealousy, a young man follows his wife to the enchanting land of a fairy princess: “The Princess of the Emerald Throne”. Then…. A saddler follows a little bird to the magnificent palace of “The Lady of Forty ...


  • Friar Bernard Bakonja

    His Schooling and Tonsure by

    In a village in the Dalmatian hinterland, a once-in-a-generation event is about to take place. The time has come for the Jerković clan, whose holy lineage goes back twenty-four generations, to assemble and select a new student among its youth and ...


  • 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 ...


  • Jacob's Place

    From the series of Abbington Pickets by

    It was the best time in Jacob Hudson’s life. He was about to marry Abigail Rodgers, his best friend and love of his life. Together they would build their dream home and start a family. Jacob’s carpentry business was successful and he was closer than ...


  • Sing To Me David

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    What happens when the female descendant of a Black Loyalist slave and the male descendant of an Irish emigrant come together in a maritime nation noted for its racial and religious intolerance? Can ebony and ivory mix? Can a young romance born from ...