Historical story speaks to today

Monday, September 18, 2017

Other Side of the River: A story of love and faith under great tribulation Janice L. Dick Helping Hands Press Review by Leonard Klassen What is the subject?…

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Destiny’s Hands

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Destiny’s Hands
Author: Violet Nesdoly
Orenburg Settlement, USSR, 1926. My Mennonite grandmother Agatha had prepared smoked sausages and zwieback for her family’s journey to Canada….

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Vivid novel makes history personal

Friday, April 12, 2013

You Are the Boy
Author: Danny Unrau
A real page-turner, You Are the Boy centres around Canadian Mennonite character Ben Ruhe…

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Virtues amid hardship in vivid history

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Favoured Among WomenAuthor: Hedy Leonora MartensHedy Leonora Martens’ moving biographical novel is dedicated to “all of our immigrant ancestors who left their homelands to provide us with this land of safety and especially to those who tried and failed.”

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Hiding secrets, finding hope

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This Hidden ThingAuthor: Dora Dueck“You’re not wanted…too fresh off the train.” So begins the fictional account of Maria Klassen, newly emigrated from South Russia to Winnipeg in the winter of 1927. From there, we witness Maria’s life as defined by the powerful secret she keeps.

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