Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Guilt & innocence

May 09th, 2021

At the start of WW2, a young German Canadian girl, Eva, living in the Okanagan, gets a new friend when Wanda, a child refugee from the London blitz moves to her town. But Eva fears Wanda will abandon her when she learns Eva’s family has been branded as German enemy aliens. Barbara Lambert’s new novella, Wanda (Fish Gotta Swim $20) covers this time period when B.C.’s interior towns teemed with prejudices. The story focuses on young Eva as she grapples with the realities of guilt, innocence, shame and love for her family. 978-0-9780054-7-4

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