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Birdsell, Sandra 1942-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 2,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Television mini-series  Christian fiction  Film series 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.B4385, 813.54
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Publications about Sandra Birdsell
Publications by Sandra Birdsell
Most widely held works by Sandra Birdsell
Katya by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Katya Vogt is an old woman living in North America, but her rich past is in a Mennonite community in the Russian steppes, where her family's religion, their traditions, and her father's position as farm manager of a luxurious estate set them apart from the surrounding Russian community
Agassiz : a novel in stories by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The chrome suite : a novel by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
A woman's ill-fated life. Amy Barber comes from a small town in Canada. At 17 she is raped, her parents divorce, she marries a man who forces her to shoplift. He deserts her, she marries a Polish filmmaker, but now that communism is dead, he decides to return to Poland. By the author of Agassiz
The Russländer by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Story of the Mennonite community in Canada, starting in Russia in 1910
The missing child : a novel by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Children of the day : a novel by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
An immigrant Mennonite woman with a dark past marries a Mťis Winnipeg cabdriver
Waiting for Joe : a novel by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"On a chilly early morning in late spring, Joe Beaudry and his wife, Laurie, wake up in a stolen motorhome on the edge of a Walmart parking lot in Regina, Saskatchewan. They've gone bust: lost the house that was Joe's gift from his dad, lost the business Joe started when he got married, and had to put Joe's ancient father in a nursing home in Winnipeg while they flee their creditors"--Jacket
The two-headed calf by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Night travellers by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Ladies of the house by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and French and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Agassiz stories : Night travellers and Ladies of the house by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 libraries worldwide
The superbly crafted stories in this internationally acclaimed collection trace four generations of the LafreniEre family in the fictional small town of Agassiz, Manitoba, from the time of the great flood of 1950 to the present. There is Mika, the matriarch of the family, tired of being a mother to her children, and her MEtis husband, Maurice, who is by turns fascinated and ashamed of his Native heritage. Their marriage has long been an uneasy truce. As their children grow up to pursue their own lives, the frustrations of one generation will collide with the dreams of another, and the past will leave an indelible mark on all that is to come. Agassiz Stories is at once funny and heartbreaking, and written with a rare, illuminating honesty. From the Trade Paperback edition
A feast of longing by Sarah Klassen( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Long after fathers by Roberta Rees( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The town that floated away by Sandra Birdsell( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Virginia desperately wants to get away from her "preposterously protective parents," but when an unusual confluence of events sends her whole town sailing away leaving her behind, she finds herself beginning to shrink
Daughters of the country ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Pt.1. [1]. Ikwe: A young Ojibwa girl of 1770, Ikwe awakens one night from a disturbing dream about a strange man. The arrival of a young Scottish fur trader transforms her dream into reality. Marrying him, Ikwe leaves her village on the shores of Georgian Bay. Although the union promises prosperity for her tribe, it means hardship and isolation for Ikwe. Values and customs clash until, finally, the events of Ikwe's dream unfold with tragic clarity. [2]. Mistress Madeleine: Set in the 1850's, Mistress Madeleine unfolds against the backdrop of the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of the fur trade. In protest, some Metis are trading with the Americans. Madeleine, the Metis common-law wife of a Hudson's Bay Company clerk, is torn between loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her brother, a treetrader. A change in company policy destroys Madeleine's happy, secure life and forces her to re-evaluate her identity -- pt.2. [3]. Places not our own: By 1929, Canada's West was largely tamed. The land that had been home to generations of Metis was taken over by the railroads and new settlers. The Metis became a forgotten people, relegated to eking out a living as best they could. In Places not our own, Rose Lesperance, a Metis, is determined that her children will have a normal life and education, but the situation is against her. [4]. The wake: Set in contemporary Alberta, The wake is the story of a love affair that blossoms between a well-meaning RCMP officer and a young Metis woman. The Metis have a strong sense of community, but there is also a feeling of separateness. In this atmosphere, the romance offers a new sense of hope
Places not our own ( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Set in 1929, a Métis family struggles to maintain its dignity and spirit against the prejudice they encounter from the townspeople in the prairie town to which they have moved
Sweet life by Linda Biasotto( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fictions which not only entertains but dramatizes in alarming clarity, the issues of lives on the edge. Sweet Life also uses humour to infuse these stories with compassion, lighting the way to warmth and tenderness
Making a difference : Canadian multicultural literature by Smaro Kamboureli( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The russlander by Sandra Birdsell( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Katya grows up in Russia in the 1910s, where an act of violence ends her innocence. In the difficult years that follow she struggles to come to terms with the events
Children of the day by Sandra Birdsell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Sara decides to stay in bed, convinced that husband Oliver has been having an affair, while Oliver decides to see his childhood sweetheart, instead of going to work. All day, as they both reflect on their lives, their ten children attempt to take charge. By nightfall the whole family will be thrown together to exorcise the ghosts that haunt them, which have set these events in motion. Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language
 
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Alternative Names
Birdsell, Sandra
Birdsell Sandra Louise
Birdsell, Sandra Louise 1942-
Sandra Birdsell Canadees romanschrijfster
Sandra Birdsell Canadian writer
Sandra Birdsell kanadische Schriftstellerin
Sandra Birdsell kanadyjska pisarka
Languages
English (136)
French (2)
German (1)
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