Catch Me When I Fall

March 15, 2011|
Catch Me When I Fall by Patricia Westerhof
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Welcome to Poplar Grove, a farming community with three generations of Dutch-Canadians. Life in the New World has not become less complicated as the decades have passed, and now, a set of dying customs is about to collide with the ways of a new generation.

The balance is shifting between people comfortable holding hymnals and cleaning cows' teats and those who are uneasy with traditional expectations. A young woman grapples with contradiction between the pious appearance of her best friend's family and the bits of reality she hears in her friend's confidences; a woman mourns the loss of her disabled son, but also wishes to end the ritual state of mourning; a girl finds herself stranded on the battlefield between her new-age brother and her Old World parents. These people are bound by time-worn expectations and the demands of an agricultural life. With humour and insight, author Patricia Westerhof examines a place where opposing ideologies mingle, and a community struggles to redefine who and what they are.

Patricia Westerhof is the author of The Dove in Bathurst Station and Catch Me When I Fall. She was born to Dutch Canadian parents and spent parts of her childhood in Holland and rural Alberta. Her Dutch roots and memories of these two places were the inspiration behind Catch Me When I Fall. Her work has been published in Room Magazine,...
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Title:Catch Me When I Fall
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Published:March 15, 2011
Publisher:Brindle & Glass Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897142516

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