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by Sandra Birdsell

eBook Children of the Day download ISBN: 0679313702
Author: Sandra Birdsell
Publisher: Vintage Canada (August 15, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 416
ePub: 1176 kb
Fb2: 1945 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: World Literature

Downstairs in the kitchen, Alvina, the oldest of the Vandal children, was at the Rangette, stirring the oatmeal to prevent it from sticking, her auburn hair still wound up in large rollers.

Children of the day, . Children of the Day, . Downstairs in the kitchen, Alvina, the oldest of the Vandal children, was at the Rangette, stirring the oatmeal to prevent it from sticking, her auburn hair still wound up in large rollers. Ida and Ruby, two equally capable girls, scraped soot from bread slices they’d left too long under the broiler. Four big-eyed Vandal boys, Simon, Manny and their older brothers, Sonny Boy and The Other One, were energetically engaged in the task of waiting for their breakfast to appear.

Sandra Louise Birdsell, CM (née Bartlette) (born 22 April 1942) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer of Métis and Mennonite heritage. Born in Hamiota, Manitoba, she studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, where she studied under Robert Kroetsch. In 1996, she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, and currently resides in Ottawa Ontario.

Children of the Day book. Sandra Louise Birdsell (née Bartlette) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer of Métis and Mennonite heritage. Children of the Day opens on a June morning in 1953, when Sara. Birdsell was the fifth of eleven children. She lived most of her life in Morris, Manitoba and now lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Birdsell left home at the age of fifteen. At the age of thirty-five, she enrolled in Creative Writing at the University of Winnipeg. Five years later, Sandra Louise Birdsell (née Bartlette) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer of Métis and Mennonite heritage.

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Within the first week our Sara won everyone over with her sunny disposition, judging from the fact that there’s hardly a day when she isn’t invited onto someone’s yard for a visit. the inside of almost every house here around. She’s also become such a Niescheaje-op, always wanting to know why this, why that. Our tongues are sore from answering her questions, which only bring more questions. Gerhard seems determined to grow up quickly and helps Opa and Uncle Bernhard every way he can. Once school begins, I’m sure he and Sara will fit right in.

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Children of the Day opens on a June morning in 1953, when Sara Vandal, convinced that her husband has been having a decades-long affair, decides that she is too sick to get out of bed. With ten children in the house (and a possible eleventh on the way), this decision sets off a day of chaos, reflection and near disaster for the Vandal family.Sara’s husband, Oliver, heads to the town hotel and bar in Union Plains, Manitoba, where he has been the manager for the past twenty years–a position he suspects he’ll no longer have by the end of the day. In an attempt to avoid the unavoidable, Oliver decides instead to pay a visit to Alice Bouchard, his childhood sweetheart across the river.Throughout the day, both Oliver and Sara reflect on how their lives collided – a car accident that brought them together and tore them from the futures their families expected of them. Sara (from Sandra Birdsell’s previous novel, The Russländer) recalls her life in the big city of Winnipeg in the 1930s – a young Russian Mennonite woman lucky enough to escape the shackles of her overbearing culture. Oliver remembers his wedding day photograph–his the only Métis face in a crowd of Mennonites–and the precise moment when he suddenly grasped the enormity of his decision to “do the right thing.” The Vandal children, too, must deal with this unusual disruption of their daily routine. Alvina, the oldest, secretly handles the stress of her family, her plan to escape them all, and her discovery of the world’s evil in the only way she knows how. Emilie worries about losing her happy-go-lucky father while facing the town’s heretofore hidden racism head-on. The boys live up to their family name by recklessly taking chances and literally playing with fire. And since her mother won’t come out of her bedroom, Ruby, just a little girl herself, must take charge of the babies with danger lurking in every corner.By nightfall the extended Vandal family will be thrown together to work out the problems of the past and exorcise the ghosts that haunt them, which have all, in their own way, set this June day’s events in motion.From the Hardcover edition.