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River Of Stone

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A rare and marvellous collection by a master teller of tales, together in one volume for the first time.River of Stone brings to readers an appealing selection of Rudy Wiebe's best and most loved writing — and draws us into a world that he has made distinctively his own. In this haunting collection, his stories and memoirs play off each other to reveal the geographical and ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 4th 1995 by Vintage Canada
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A collection of stories, memoir and history, Rudy Wiebe, on of Canada's unsung writers, well not sufficiently sung, paints a portrait of a people and a time.
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Wiebe was born at Speedwell, near Fairholme, Saskatchewan in what would later become his family’s chicken barn. For thirteen years he lived in an isolated Mennonite community of about 250 people. He did not speak English until age six since Mennonites at that time customarily spoke Low German at home and standard German at Church. He attended the small school three miles from his farm and the ...more
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