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Par Marilyn Halvorson. 1984
The story of Shane Morgan and of a stormy relationship with his father that builds to a dramatic climax at… a local rodeo. Junior and Senior High. Followed by "Cowboys don't quit". 1984.
Par Ruth Glover. 2003
Two pioneer women, as different as can be. Two secrets skillfully buried, but not forgotten. Two journeys to embrace the… bittersweet bliss of the Canadian frontier. Sequel to "Seasons of Bliss" (DC31084). Followed by "Back roads to Bliss" (DC33742). 2003. (The Saskatchewan saga ; 5).2003.
Par W. P Kinsella. 1994
In this third collection of short stories set in Hobbema, Alberta, Silas Ermineskin again relates his adventures with his friend,… Frank Fencepost. In the title story, Frank turns a traditional gospel radio show into a comic hour in which prayers actually do come true. In "Bull," Frank outwits the Alberta Supreme Court in a case about artificial insemination. Some strong language. c1994.
Par W. P Kinsella. 1991
Jamie O'Day reminisces about Truckbox Al McClintock as he describes the the various people who inhabited the area around Edmonton… in the 1940s, and the courtships, weddings, fights, dances and box socials that were a part of their daily lives. 1991.
Par Max Braithwaite. 1986
A portrait of a family that has endured the hardships of the homestead, enjoyed the prosperity of the 1920s, suffered… the poverty and desolation of prairie life during the Depression, and the tragedies of life and war. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1986.
Par Janette Oke. 1998
High school senior Virginia Simpson draws on all her faith as she deals with her sister's difficult pregnancy, decides to… remain home instead of leaving for college, and comes to grips with the loss of her longtime boyfriend. Then her friend is involved in a near-fatal auto accident. Sequel to "The tender years", followed by "A Quiet Strength" (DC22379). 1998. (Prairie legacy series ; 2)
Par Ruth Glover. 2001
Sophia Galloway, a rich and pampered lady of Scotland's house of Heatherstone, and Mary Morrison, a servant, share the dream… of travelling to a new land of freedom and opportunity: Canada. On the journey overseas, Sophia and Mary both give birth, and the destinies of both babies will be entwined. Followed by "With love from Bliss" (DC31010). 2001. (The Saskatchewan saga ; 1)
Par Sarah Ellis. 2001
Ivy Weatherall is just 11 years old when her family leaves England for the Canadian West with its land, lush… harvests, and opportunity for success. But in Milorie, Saskatchewan, jobs are scarce and they can barely make ends meet. Ivy's relatives pack up and head back to England, but to Ivy, Canada is full of wonder and adventure. Grades 3-6. 2001. (Dear Canada series)
Par Linda Ghan. 1988
Born into a Jewish-Canadian family in 1911, Sara Schiller grows up on the prairies of Saskatchewan. As she matures and… becomes a school teacher, she struggles to understand the love and hate, intolerance and compassion that exist in her community. c1988.
Par Robert Gibbs, Margaret Laurence. 1974
Portrays the life and people of a small Manitoba town during the Depression. They are seen through the eyes of… Vanessa MaCleod, sometimes as a child, sometimes retrospectively as a grown woman. (New Canadian Library ; No. 96) 1974.
Par Connie Gault. 2015
In a drought-ridden Saskatchewan of the 1930s, self-possessed, enigmatic Elena Huhtala finds herself living alone, a young Finnish woman in… a community of Swedes in the small village of Trevna. Her mother has been dead for many years, and her father, burdened by the hardships of drought, has disappeared, and the eighteen-year-old is an object of pity and charity in her community. But when a stranger shows up at a country dance, Elena needs only one look and one dance before jumping into his Lincoln Roadster, leaving the town and its shocked inhabitants behind. 2015.
Par Shandi Mitchell. 2009
Western Canada, 1938. Ukrainian farmer Teodor Mykolayenko returns to his family, who have been living with his sister Anna, after… a year spent in prison for the crime of trying to feed them. Channelling the great inner power that enabled him to survive drought, starvation, war, and Stalin, Teodor farms the land and watches his family heal and strengthen. But their hopes are short-lived when Anna's rogue husband returns with a plan that threatens to take away everything they've built. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2009.
Par Margaret Laurence, Christine Klein-Lataud. 2010
A l'âge ingrat de douze ans, Vanessa MacLeod vacille au bord du gouffre séparant l'enfance de l'adolescence. Prise entre ces… deux mondes, celle qui déteste le fait d'être si jeune grandit dans une imposante maison de briques où elle est un témoin privilégié de la vie qui bat au sein du nid familial. En huit histoires qui forment autant d'étapes d'un parcours menant à l'âge adulte et jalonné d'épreuves, de petits miracles et de grands deuils, elle se fera la chroniqueuse d'un clan fascinant, miné par la maladie et la folie. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: A bird in the house.
Par David Bergen. 2010
Morris Schutt, a prominent newspaper columnist, is experiencing disaster: his son has just been killed in Afghanistan; his newspaper has… put him on indefinite leave; his wife seems headed for the door; he is strongly attracted to another woman; and his daughter appears to be having an affair with one of her professors. He tries Cicero, Plato and Socrates for truth and a discreet dating service for happiness, but discovers that they're not that easy to find. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
Par Sandra Birdsell. 2010
Joe Beaudry and his wife Laurie are on the lam in a stolen motorhome, after losing their home and business… and sticking Joe's father in a nursing home. Joe wants to get to Ft. McMurray where he hopes to find work, but when Laurie maxes out their last credit card, he takes off hitchhiking. This leaves Laurie waiting for Joe, Joe trying to find meaning in a disappointing world, and a road which provides both of them with surprising answers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
Par Ruth Glover. 2001
Kerry, an orphan, has never forgotten the love and acceptance she received at Maxwell Manor, and is fiercely loyal to… its inhabitants, especially the frail, gentle Franny. When Franny's demise seems spurred by an act of casual cruelty, Kerry travels to Bliss, Saskatchewan, to seek revenge. Sequel to "A place called Bliss" (DC30422), followed by "Journey to Bliss" (DC31009). 2001. (The Saskatchewan saga ; 2)
Par Byrna Barclay. 1988
In 1905, Joanna Lungdahl journeys from Sweden to Canada to join her lover, Arvid Bjornsson. Years later, on the day… of her death, Joanna relives her life on a pioneer prairie homestead. Sequel to "Last echo" (DC11041). c1988.
Par Celia Barker Lottridge. 1997
Josie Ferrier has always loved the silver house that sits empty in the middle of the prairie grassland. She and… her new friend, Margaret Graham, whose family has just arrived from England, hope to uncover its secrets, including who is cleaning the deserted house. Sequel to "Ticket to Curlew" (DC12262). Grades 5-8. 1997.
Par Sharon Butala. 2015
In this epic story of The West, now long gone, we witness Sophie's journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural… Quebec, to headstrong young woman, to exhausted homesteader, to deserted bride and mother, to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape. 2015.
Par Janette Oke. 1983
A lovely eastern schoolteacher from a well-to-do family heads for the Canadian frontier convinced that she will never fall for… any of the rough and rowdy adventurers of the West. But she forgets her conviction after meeting Wynn Delaney, a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie. Followed by "When comes the spring" (DC07695). 1983. (Canadian west ; 1)