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A Sky Full of Dreams: Memories of Earlier Days on the Farm by Victor Carl Friesen
Kingsley Publishing, 6 x 9, paperback, 248 pages, 978-0-978426-9-8, $20.00
A poet and naturalist writes and reflects on simpler times
For American novelist Willa Cather, the world broke in two about 1920 when the pioneering spirit and accompanying values of that era gave way to a greater materialism, advancing technology, and a quickened pace of life.
A similar transition took place on the Canadian prairies, albeit a bit later, in the 1950s. Victor Carl Friesen, a Thoreau specialist, writes about this rural world with a naturalist's keen eye and describes it in a simple, poignant manner. Here is a work that is both literature and social history, revealing an award-winning author's love and understanding of a birthplace that for him will always be "forever home."
About the Author
Friesen has taught in one-room schools, university classrooms, and community colleges. He has a Ph.D. in American literature (while holding a Canada Council Fellowship). He is the author of The Spirit of the Huckleberry; The Mulberry Tree; The Windmill Turning; The Year is a Circle; Where the River Runs and Forever Home. To date he has also published 250 journal pieces, including articles in Canadian Geographic and Prairie Forum.