Paradise Acres

Category: Book
By (author): Warring, Molly Anne
Series: The Stry-ker Family Saga
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Sagas
Publisher: Borealis Press
Published: January 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 8.80in x 5.80in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*This work of historical fiction begins in 1903 in Sosnitcha, a remote small village in the Empire of the Hapsburgs in Austria. The main protagonists are Evan and Tainka Stracher. However, when they decide to immigrate to Canada, the various train and shipping agents as well as the Canadian Immigration officials changed their name to "The Stry-Kers." Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga highlights the adventures and hardships of Evan and Tainka in the pioneering days on the Canadian prairies. It shows how their faith in God helped them cope with the severe conditions of their new land and helped them endure bitter experiences. It also reveals some of the Ukrainian traditions they brought with them into the new land. These traditions, well contained in their former village in Austria are shaken by unusual relationships, by unsavoury neighbours, by medicine women, and by midwives. Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga is set generally in Shady Hollow and particularly in Edmonton, Alberta. However, the story reaches as far as Kentucky and Europe during the Second World War. It tells an intriguing tale about moonshine stills from Prohibition to the Second World War, the cottage industry of raising Clydesdales and race horses, and the discovery of oil in Alberta and its effects on families. This novel is heart-warming and suspenseful and absorbs the reader in the joys, sorrows, and challenges of an exceptional pioneer family, the Stry-Kers.
Review Quote*Fantastic Book, I could not put it down. Can't wait for the next one to come out!