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Arriving: 1909 - 1919: Book One of the Understanding Ursula Trilogy

Arriving: 1909 - 1919: Book One of the Understanding Ursula Trilogy

by Corinne Jeffery

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Corinne Jeffery's Understanding Ursula trilogy vividly recreates the pioneer world of the Canadian prairies with a multitude of memorable characters. You'll lose yourself between the pages as you watch them struggle to survive and flourish, always at the mercy of Mother Nature and the ever-changing seasons on the unfettered plains. On July 1, 1909, the day after his eighteenth birthday, Gustav Werner takes the inaugural ride on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway between Melville and Regina, to apply for a homestead grant at the Dominion Lands Office. He is eager to become the most thriving homesteader in the townships of Neudorf and Lemberg, Saskatchewan, set aside for Gustav's people, the German Lutherans, by Sir Clifford Sifton in Canada's "Last Best West" land deal. What he doesn't realize is that beyond becoming a man and a landowner, life as he knows it is about to crumble from his grasp. Family drama and conflict plague Gustav as he learns English - the language that sparks hatred in his staunchly traditional father, Christian - and discovers that his parents have arranged his marriage to sixteen-year-old Amelia Schweitzer.


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ISBN-13: 9781543971934
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 10/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 470
File size: 767 KB

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