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Passages Paperback – August 2, 2016
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About the Author
Anne Hamre is an historian by training. Passages is a fictionalization based on her grandparents' lives. Anne grew up hearing the stories of these grandparents who homesteaded in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, and she feels readers everywhere can learn from their ancestors' pasts. Anne is the author of a previous fiction collection Stories: Past, Present, and Future. She lives with her husband Bill, her son, Jason, and two cats, Harpo and Chico, in Edmonton, Alberta, where she writes full time....
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The first thing that came to my mind as I was pondering this review was the description many years ago of the movie Miracle on 34th Street. There is something in Passages for everyone. If you love history, it is in here. If you love drama, it is in here. This book will make you laugh and smile, but it will also make you cry. There are very happy times and extremely sad times as well.
It is a book about choices and how those choices have played out in the lives of the author’s grandparents. It is a book of the hopes and dreams of a young couple in love and realities that seem to fight them every step of the way. We can all relate to life sometimes getting in the way of living.
It is about stepping forward into your dreams and not looking back, shedding tears as you reach for the smiles life may offer you. It is about going all in and holding fast to your convictions.
It is about the power of love and the love of family. It is one family’s story, but the story of so many.
Read Passages and ponder what it says to you. What is your family’s story?
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Anne's patience is sorely tried as Frank experiments with several plans to be able to start a dairy farm. Wales is not promising, so he tries Australia, and finally British Columbia. The author is a historian, so she combines meticulous research with the voice of a gifted story teller in crafting a novel around the bare facts she has unearthed about her adventurous ancestors. This book is informative and inspiring.