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An Evening With The Authors
Oct 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please plan to join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 for a wonderful evening of reflection and insight into the three books we will be featuring as part of our Evening With The Authors. We will begin promptly at 7 pm in the Main Auditorium.
Grandma’s Garden by Marilyn Dueck is a delightful little book about Mennonite flower culture. It is filled with watercolour paintings of flowers that were found in the gardens that were lovingly cared for down through the generations. Many of these flowers still grace the gardens of today. Each flower painting is accompanied by a short story and some fun facts about the painted flower. This book will appeal to gardeners and flower lovers of all ages.
Crash Landing by Liz Jansen is a compelling, adventurous, and poignant narrative showing how the heart always knows the way home. As Liz Jansen approached her sixtieth birthday, she needed to understand how the experiences of her German Mennonite ancestors, who’d arrived in Canada as Russian refugees ninety years earlier, had shaped her. Seeking answers, she set off across the country on her motorcycle to visit the places they’d lived as they established themselves in a new world. Three weeks later a catastrophic crash threatened to sideline her quest. Instead, the ensuing time of uncertainty and stillness led her deeper into the exploration of her cultural roots, and her self.
How Do I Turn My Oven On? by Beverley Kornelsen. This is a true, very personal and very detailed look at dementia through the eyes of a daughter who reluctantly finds herself thrown into the primary caregiving role. Her mother’s dementia progresses rapidly and is accompanied by the frequent visitors only she can see. It’s a difficult, two-year journey told with love and gentle humour. It takes place in Steinbach and Winnipeg, Manitoba, but will resonate with anyone who has done eldercare and inform others unfamiliar with the journey.