Goodreads asked Karen Emilson:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Karen Emilson When Lake Manitoba overflowed its banks in 2011, flooding out the farmland at Siglunes, I was inspired to finish a story I'd started 10 years earlier about the immigrants who carved out a living there. It took me five years to write "Be Still the Water" and it was released in early fall, 2016.

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