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Katya
Sandra Birdsell
1571310436
September 2004
Hardcover
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An elderly resident of a nursing home in Manitoba, Canada, relates the story of her girlhood in czarist and revolutionary Russia to an anonymous interviewer. The daughter of the overseer of a prosperous Mennonite Russian estate, Katya Vogt naively believes the circumference of her relatively privileged position and lifestyle to be inviolate. Her fragile illusions are cruelly shattered when the Bolsheviks and the Russian peasantry aggressively turn against the affluent German-rooted Mennonite community. When most her family members and friends are murdered during the course of a brutal early-morning raid on the farm, she must learn some harsh lessons in survival to persevere in a world gone suddenly mad. This authentically detailed piece of historical fiction serves as an evocative reminder of a permanently vanished place,...


Canadian Writers and Their Works: Sandra Birdsell, Timothy Findley, W. P. Kinsella and David Adams Richards, Vol. 12
Robert Lecker (Editor)
1550222155
January 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sandra Birdsell, Timothy Findley, W. P. Kinsella, and David Adams Richards. This series provides in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers by eminent scholars. Canadian literary specialists contribute individual essays devoted to writers of poetry and fiction. Each volume contains four or five essays that are unified in a general introduction.


Made in Manitoba
Robert Kroetsch
0888011458
Jan 1990
Paperback
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The Chrome Suite
Sandra Birdsell
0771014554
April 2002
Paperback
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Where Nests the Water Hen
Gabrielle Roy
0771098545
October 1989
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The story of Where Nests the Water Hen is as pure as the lives of the people in it – and as unforgettable. Set in the remote wilderness of northern Manitoba, this sunny, tender idyll of daily frontier life captures, as few novels ever have, the spirit and the surroundings of the pioneers – not the adventurers and trailblazers who make the headlines, but rather the humble folk who follow after and remain, living out their lives in obscurity to keep the trails open.

Where Nests the Water Hen, Gabrielle Roy’s second novel, is a sensitive and sympathetic tale that captures both the innocence and the vitality of a sparsely populated frontier.

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The story of Where Nests the Water Hen is as pure as the lives of the people in...


Canadian Women Writing Fiction
Michey Pearlman
087805636X
June 1993
Hardcover
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Difference and Community: Canadian and European Cultural Perspectives
Peter Easingwood
9042000503

Paperback
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Book Description
This volume brings together essays which suggest that the relationship between Canada and Europe is a two-way process, as historically the traffic between them has been: either may have something to offer the other. Europe too acknowledges situations today in which "difference" and "community" are hard terms to reconcile. "Difference" refers to gender, sexuality, race, nationality, or language. "Community" is the collective understanding which must continually be renegotiated and reconstructed among these factors. The Canadian-European connection is one in which it seems especially appropriate to explore such circumstances. The topics covered include pioneer women's writing, transcultural women's fiction, canonical taxonomy of the contemporary novel, the city poem in Confederate Canada, poetry of the Great War,...

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