Shortlisted for the 2009-2010 BC
Chocolate Lily Book Award
Sono Nis Press, 2008
ISBN 13 978-1-55039-168-8
Saara's Passage: Prologue and Chapter One
My Canada Writes – Your Bloodlines entry about the family story behind SAARA'S PASSAGE: Summer's Joy ~ Tears of Fall.
~ Finnish Proverb
Recipe for Finnish Cardamom Cookies
I picked up
my pencil and stared at the blank white
space. Setting a few goals should be easy. But I couldn't think of any.
All that swirled through my mind was the question I’d been
plagued with since I survived the Empress:
is the purpose of my life?”
Then, as the First World War looms, Saara’s family is struck another heavy blow: tuberculosis. Her beloved Aunt Marja must go to a sanatorium. Who will care for Baby Sanni?
In this sequel to Second Watch, twelve-year-old Finnish-Canadian Saara Mäki continues her passage—not across the Atlantic, but through the shoals and storms of growing up. Set in northwestern Ontario, her story is Canada’s story, as both take up the responsibilities handed to them by circumstance and history.SAARA'S PASSAGE can be ordered from your local bookstore or directly from
Sono Nis Press or www.amazon.com
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Also available as an ebook on Amazon.
REVIEWS of SAARA'S PASSAGE
How readers are responding:
out of 5. …
Richard gets the letter from Gordon about the deadly gases and what he
survive I laughed my guts out! I liked the emphasis on Saara's
Aunt Marja's troubles and an excellent scene was when Sanni's head was
because it showed the true determination that Aunt Marja is still
to care for Sanni. In earlier chapters you are still thinking like
that part. This book also lets you think about the situation for
“I like the book Saara's Passage ... My favourite part is when Saara had many dreams of the Empress of Ireland disaster.”
“I had the mother of a student who is low in reading and writing come up to me today and say she was thrilled because her daughter never reads, but she's glued to Saara's Passage!”
Eileen Holland, Teacher, Ranch Park Elementary
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