Sarah Klassen

Sarah Klassen

Born in Winnipeg, Sarah Klassen grew up surrounded by trees, birdsong, silence and snowstorms of Manitoba's boreal forest. She left to become a teacher and a traveller. An accomplished poet and fiction writer, she has won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the High Plains Award for Fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, and the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry. Her work has been nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Klassen lives in Winnipeg.

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Wittenbergs, The

Things are not well with the Wittenbergs. Alice has given birth to her second child with a genetic disorder. Only the oldest Wittenberg, the matriarch who holds the key to the family’s Mennonite past, can lead her family along the banks of the Dnieper and toward a better tomorrow.

ISBN 9780888014467
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Monstrance bears witness to the possibility of hope and faith in an uncertain world. These poems unflinchingly acknowledge the devastation of fear and hostility, but they also marvel when “light bounces off the breakfast plates,” or “the sewing-machine-stitch spoor of a pocket mouse appears” in the snow. Sarah Klassen looks past the particularities of the ordinary and reaches for the sacred.

ISBN 9780888013927
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Peony Season, The

Journey from Zaire to Winnipeg to Ukraine and through the human spirit with an arrangement of characters and stories living in seasons but whose passages are perennial. Klassen’s characters transcend their various circumstances to explore personal experiences with an awareness of larger social issues—contemporary and historical.

ISBN 9780888012487
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