Sara, a Canadian Saga is my first novel. Based on the harsh reality of life during the days of the Great Depression we follow one family. The story starts in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The struggling economy is the deciding factor for Roy who makes the move to Toronto leaving Sara and their then two children behind in Prince Edward Island. Once he secures employment Sara and the children join him. More children follow and the Canadian Dream is more elusive than ever
A Review of Sara, a Canadian Saga:
The line that cracked me up and drew me into the story can be found on page 11:
"Their mother set the steaming bowls of vegetables in the centre of the large, old, wooden table that no amount of wax and polish could dignify."
I won't over-analyze why this struck me as hilarious except to say I laughed out loud when I recognized myself in this character. What sad, sad state Rebecca was in over her table! As you read on you will discover that this table is a silent witness to generations of love, hope, fear, strife, courage, ignorance and finally, understanding. What a beautiful metaphor for an old scratched up, banged around, inescapable history and our fear of endlessly repeating it.
Thank-you for inviting us to the table Ms. Austin.