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The Stry-Ker Family Saga


Paradise Acres:
the Stry-Ker family saga

Written by
Molly Anne Warring

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520 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873088
$19.95 CA

520 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780888873125
$39.95 CA

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About the Book This work of historical fiction begins in 1903 in Sosnitcha, a remote small village in the Empire of the Hapsburgs in Austria. The main protagonists are Evan and Tainka Stracher. However, when they decide to immigrate to Canada, the various train and shipping agents as well as the Canadian Immigration officials changed their name to "The Stry-Kers." Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga highlights the adventures and hardships of Evan and Tainka in the pioneering days on the Canadian prairies. It shows how their faith in God helped them cope with the severe conditions of their new land and helped them endure bitter experiences. It also reveals some of the Ukrainian traditions they brought with them into the new land. These traditions, well contained in their former village in Austria are shaken by unusual relationships, by unsavoury neighbours, by medicine women, and by midwives. Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga is set generally in Shady Hollow and particularly in Edmonton, Alberta. However, the story reaches as far as Kentucky and Europe during the Second World War. It tells an intriguing tale about moonshine stills from Prohibition to the Second World War, the cottage industry of raising Clydesdales and race horses, and the discovery of oil in Alberta and its effects on families. This novel is heart-warming and suspenseful and absorbs the reader in the joys, sorrows, and challenges of an exceptional pioneer family, the Stry-Kers.

About the Author Molly Anne Warring
Molly Anne Warring (1937- ) is the President of her own public relations and marketing company: Warring Channels Inc. She also serves as Director of Market Development for Imperial Pharmaceutical Distributors. Until recently, she served on the Capital Health Board and has also served on many other boards and commissions as a Director and Chairman. She has worked in the private and public sectors. Molly Anne is a former broadcaster and an accredited public relations practitioner. Her life has been enriched through volunteerism, spending over 40 years as a volunteer serving her community for multiple charities. For this effort she was decorated with the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 and in 2005 she received further recognition; the Alberta Centennial Medal of Distinction. In 1998 she was awarded the Premier's citation for outstanding community contributions. Also in 2005, she received a further award, the Centennial silver medal given to worthy Albertans. Her favorite charities are: Salvation Army, Glenrose Hospital Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation. Molly Anne is a member of the Alberta Writer's Guild.

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