High Bright Buggy Wheels by Luella CreightonHigh Bright Buggy Wheels by Luella Creighton

High Bright Buggy Wheels

byLuella Creighton

Paperback | August 7, 2013

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Eighteen-year-old Tillie Shantz is soon to be married to Simon Goudie, a spiritually intense young man from her Mennonite community in southwestern Ontario. When the young couple undergo their own transformative experiences, Tillie's interests start to wander to the outside world. Refusing oneday to join her family at church, she stands alone, "feeling life tingle through her arms as she stretched them to some unknown compass point . . . in an ecstasy of well-being." Tillie wrestles with both the personal and spiritual consequences of her actions, eventually leaving the community to livein a nearby city, where she begins a forbidden relationship with a boy outside the Mennonite faith. Filled with heartbreak, tragedy, and loss, this is also a story of self-discovery and hope during a young woman's most formative years.Author Luella Creighton, wife of historian Donald Creighton, had one foot in the Mennonite community through her troubled relationship with her stepmother. She published High Bright Buggy Wheels in 1951, presenting a fascinating look inside the Ontario Mennonite community. Through characters wholive insular yet spiritually connected lives, Creighton wonderfully depicts the deep sense of belonging and community underneath the arduous work and ongoing sense of distrust. Her writing can be considered a predecessor to the works of Miriam Toews, Barbara Smucker, and Rudy Wiebe. The Wynfordedition is introduced by Cynthia Flood, award-winning writer and daughter of the author.
Luella Creighton (1901-1996) was born in Stouffville, Ontario. After studying at the University of Toronto under E.J. Pratt and at the Sorbonne, she married historian and writer Donald Creighton, with whom she had two children. A writer of fiction, non-fiction, and children's stories, she is also the author of The Elegant Canadians (19...
Title:High Bright Buggy WheelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199009201

ISBN - 13:9780199009206


Table of Contents

Introduction to the Wynford EditionHigh Bright Buggy Wheels

Editorial Reviews

"Through delicate and skilled characterization, Mrs. Creighton portrays the conflict between pure though narrow goodness and the spiritual happiness of rejoicing in all beauty." --Ethel Sealy, reviewer