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Canadian Prairie Scenes 2017 By Jason Sailer
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The depth of the Canadian Prairies’s history can’t be found in the pages of a book — it is in the place names, people and abandoned buildings of its landscape. Remnants of this... More > history still stand in the numerous ghost towns along grid roads, and abandoned railway lines. This Prairie Scenes calendar features subjects in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.< Less
A Prairie Courtship By Harold Bindloss
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harold Edward Bindloss (1866 - December 30, 1945) was an English... More > novelist who wrote many adventure novels set in western Canada.Bindloss was born in Liverpool in 1866. According to his New York Times obituary:He returned to London. In 1898, he published his first book, a non-fiction account based on his travels in Africa, called In the Niger Country. This was followed by dozens of novels.He was a popular writer. One reviewer writes:The town of Bindloss, in the Canadian province of Alberta, was named after him.Bindloss died in Carlisle, England. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Edward_Bindloss< Less
The Prairie Child By Arthur Stringer
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Arthur Stringer (February 26, 1874 – September 13, 1950)... More > was a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and poet who later moved to the United States.He published 45 works of fiction and 15 other books, in addition to writing numerous filmscripts and articles.Stringer was born in Chatham, Ontario, the son of Sarah Mary Delmage and Hugh Stringer. "He was a high spirited boy who spent his childhood days fishing, swimming, raiding orchards and manning a pirate ship." In 1884 the family moved to London, Ontario, where Charles attended London Collegiate Institute. At the Institute he founded and edited a school magazine called Chips. He then attended University College, University of Toronto from 1892 to 1894 and later studied at Oxford University. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Stringer_(writer)< Less
The Prairie Mother By Arthur Stringer
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Arthur Stringer (February 26, 1874 – September 13, 1950)... More > was a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and poet who later moved to the United States.He published 45 works of fiction and 15 other books, in addition to writing numerous filmscripts and articles.Stringer was born in Chatham, Ontario, the son of Sarah Mary Delmage and Hugh Stringer. "He was a high spirited boy who spent his childhood days fishing, swimming, raiding orchards and manning a pirate ship." In 1884 the family moved to London, Ontario, where Charles attended London Collegiate Institute. At the Institute he founded and edited a school magazine called Chips. He then attended University College, University of Toronto from 1892 to 1894 and later studied at Oxford University. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Stringer_(writer)< Less
From the Dust Bowls of the Canadian Prairies to the Parched Sahara of Africa By Irene Ward
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The true story of Canadian missionary who was born on the prairies and grew up in Fort Erie, Ontario. He raised over 100 orphaned and abandoned children in his own home as a single missionary in... More > Nigeria. He spent 48 years there caring for these children, teaching, and doing various other types of ministry.< Less
Over Prairie Trails By Frederick Philip Grove
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Frederick Philip Grove (February 14, 1879 – September 9,... More > 1948) was a German-born Canadian novelist and translator.He was a prolific translator in Germany, working under his original name Felix Paul Greve and posing as a dandy, before he left Berlin to start a new life in North America in late July 1909. Settling in Manitoba, Canada, in 1912, he became a well known Canadian fiction writer exploring Western prairie pioneer life in vibrant multi-cultural communities. A bigamist, married twice, Grove constructed his entire life as an intricate web of fact and fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Philip_Grove< Less
A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry By Edna L. Perry, Keith C. Perry
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From Edna’s childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined... More > Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. The following excerpt is from the dedication of her street, Edna Perry Way: “If you grew up in Transcona between the 1950s and 1980s you likely will know the name Edna Perry”.< Less
A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry By Edna L. Perry, Keith C. Perry
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From Edna’s childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined... More > Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. The following excerpt is from the dedication of her street, Edna Perry Way: “If you grew up in Transcona between the 1950s and 1980s you likely will know the name Edna Perry”.< Less
A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of the Reverend Edna Lenora Perry By Edna L. Perry, Keith C. Perry
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From Edna’s childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined... More > Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. Edna’s grandfather, a baron, fled to England when Bismark started annexing land to create Germany. Her father fought in the Boer War, became one of Baden-Powell’s original scouts, sang at the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Mary, and later fled to Canada to avoid the law. Her mother narrowly missed her passage on the ill-fated Titanic voyage. The story begins with Edna’s birth to these well-bred parents without a penny to their name.< Less
Breaking Ground: Three Generations of Women in the Canadian West By Josephine Friesen
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Glimpse vanishing history as the lives of these Mennonite families change with the landscape they shape.Starting with the daring elopement of Annie and Jacob, at the turn of the last century. They... More > face the elements together, but are they strong enough to withstand the very community that they rely on for support? Can they avoid repeating their parents’ mistakes on their own daughter, Eva?In turn, Eva comes to terms with her own sense of groundlessness as her life and that of her own family move farther away from their roots.Her daughter, Josie, looks for her place among a more modern, a more integrated generation.Throughout the generations, their stories are woven with the prairie landscape that both nurtures them and threatens their very existence.An insight into living history.Josephine Friesen is a writer of Mennonite descent. She is retired, living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.< Less