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Cherry Blossoms

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Disenchanted and frustrated with both marriage and farm life, Cherry Markowsky grabs her dog and heads for a fresh start in the city of Saskatoon. Yet between dealing with a new career, a potential suitor, a drifting son, and a freshly discovered quirk of her twin brother's, Cherry discovers this is only the first of the hurdles she must jump. Cherry Blossoms is a wild rid ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
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J. Robinson
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Homeliness of the Heart’s Affection: Wes Funk’s Cherry Blossoms
J. Jill Robinson
When I was studying creative writing at the University of Alaska: Fairbanks, my thesis supervisor, who had grown up in a rural community in the South, encouraged us would-be writers not to worry about metaphor, about symbolism, about underlying themes. He said that those things would rise up in our writing without our actively fretting about them. He encouraged me to put down the academic lens I had taken up in gr
Gary Chappell
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wes Funk’s book Cherry Blossoms won Canada's 2013 CBC Bookie Award in the category “The Hot and Bothered Award for Steamiest Read”. Don’t misread this honour as representing graphic sex because the steaminess is almost all about the pressure cooker situation the main characters, hard-working rural prairie-roots folks, find themselves lost within. The interesting thing is that they are not one dimensional, merely displaying revelation. They also show character development in the story, which is m ...more
Marion Mutala
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent read.Once you start reading this book you will not put it down.Cherry is such an interesting character...a must read...I give it a five star will just love it...
Andrea Nair
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved the main character in this beautifully written narrative of self-discovery. A great story to savour.
Xander Richards
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wes Funk's writing has an intrinsic charm that I always love. Whilst dramatizing the trials and tribulations of everyday people with interesting quirks, it's not the sort of material which leaves you with any negative emotions. Put simply, Wes' books are easy to digest and heartwarming in their down-to-earth style.

Cherry Markowsky is a stereotypical bored housewife who one day experiences a meltdown and blows out of the family's rural farm like a whirlwind looking for a new life in the big city.
Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
This is one of those books where I feel you need to know the setting to truly get the most from it. It is all here - the Saskatchewan farm setting, the city, the people, which, if you have any inkling of prairie life you can identify with instantly. That is certainly the novel's charm. I found myself nodding in several places, recognizing various scenarios. I found myself drawn into the lives the author wrote about night after night. I liked that the ending didn't compromise. It surprised me onl ...more
Fawn Nielsen
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cherry Blossoms comes to mind every time I drive down Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. I was a bit miffed about the ending, Funk forced me to look at things from a completely different perspective. I can appreciate the ending now, but it took a while. Great read!
Barb Clark
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awesome book. Loved the Saskatoon references being that I've lived here most of my life.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book especially since it takes place in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Easy read. Instantly fell in love with the character.
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Wes Funk was a Saskatoon-based author whose strong belief in diversity is the driving factor in his books. His passion for rock 'n' roll and a love for the prairie lifestyle are also strong themes in his work. Wes's novel 'Dead Rock Stars' was shortlisted for a Sask Book Award and received an Honourable Mention in Writers Digest's International Self-Published Book Competetion. He was active in Sas ...more