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The Stry-Ker Family Saga


Paradise Acres:
the Stry-Ker family saga

Written by
Molly Anne Warring

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520 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873088
$19.95 CA

520 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780888873125
$19.95 CA

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About the Book This work of historical fiction begins in 1903 in Sosnitcha, a remote small village in the Empire of the Hapsburgs in Austria. The main protagonists are Evan and Tainka Stracher. However, when they decide to immigrate to Canada, the various train and shipping agents as well as the Canadian Immigration officials changed their name to "The Stry-Kers." Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga highlights the adventures and hardships of Evan and Tainka in the pioneering days on the Canadian prairies. It shows how their faith in God helped them cope with the severe conditions of their new land and helped them endure bitter experiences. It also reveals some of the Ukrainian traditions they brought with them into the new land. These traditions, well contained in their former village in Austria are shaken by unusual relationships, by unsavoury neighbours, by medicine women, and by midwives. Paradise Acres: the Stry-Ker Family Saga is set generally in Shady Hollow and particularly in Edmonton, Alberta. However, the story reaches as far as Kentucky and Europe during the Second World War. It tells an intriguing tale about moonshine stills from Prohibition to the Second World War, the cottage industry of raising Clydesdales and race horses, and the discovery of oil in Alberta and its effects on families. This novel is heart-warming and suspenseful and absorbs the reader in the joys, sorrows, and challenges of an exceptional pioneer family, the Stry-Kers.

About the Author Molly Anne Warring

Molly Anne Warring (1937- ) Molly Anne is an accredited public relations practitioner having worked in that field for over 50 years. She is the President of her own company, Warring Channels Inc. She has worked in the public and private sectors. Molly Anne worked in the Alberta Legislature as an Executive Assistant to two Ministers of the Crown as well as EA to the Alberta Government Telephone Commission Board, the predecessor to TELUS. She totally enjoyed working for Dow Chemical as the Public Relations Director for Western Canada. Molly Anne served on many boards and commissions such as the Capital Health Board, Health Facilities Review Committee as the Vice Chairman for six years, and the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Board. She has volunteered for multiple charities including the Salvation Army and the Herb Jamison Center and the Hope Mission.

For her volunteer efforts she was decorated with the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal. Further recognitions were the Alberta Centennial Medal of Distinction and a citation and honour by the Premier of Alberta, the award of the Centennial silver medal given to Albertans for outstanding charity work in their respective communities.

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