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Consider the Sunflowers Mass Market Paperback – 2015

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888875754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888875754
  • Parcel Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's 1940 and Tina Janz doesn't want to marry the man her pious Mennonite parents have chosen for her. He's as boring as turnips compared with Frank Warkentin. Obsessed with the dashing half-Gypsy Frank, Tina leaves her job in Vancouver to marry him. Sadly, her joy gives way to loneliness on Frank's farm in the prairie community of Coyote, Saskatchewan. When he shuns local Mennonites because some of them scorn his mixed parentage, Tina feels torn between her Mennonite heritage and her husband. Their son's death drives the couple farther apart. Then fresh challenges send them stumbling toward a new understanding of love, loyalty, faith, and freedom. Tina and Frank's story is told with energy and humour. Colourfully woven into its time and place, it's a well-researched portrayal of family life on the home front during the Second World War and beyond. Born near the village of Elbow, Saskatchewan, Elma sank deep roots into the prairie way of life and the traditions of her extended Mennonite family. Venturing farther afield, she became a teacher of English and religion. After several years she fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving into a publishing career in Toronto. She's the author of 75 books including Yesterstories, Native Canadians Today and Long Ago, Jacob Siemens Family Since 1685, Russia, Ottawa, and Hello Winnipeg. In 2006 Elma and her husband relocated to Kamloops, British Columbia. There she writes, blogs, and takes long walks on grassy hillsides that remind her of her prairie roots.


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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 starsA novel about a Mennonite community in rural Saskatchewan
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4.0 out of 5 starsthe war pretty much moved past the fictional village of Dayspring
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4.0 out of 5 starsFascinating look at Mennonite culture in western Canada circa 1940.
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