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The Russlander

The Russlander

(2001)
(Katya)
A novel by

 
Katya Vogt is an old woman living in North America, but her rich past is in a Mennonite community in the Russian steppes, where her family's religion, their traditions, and her father's position as farm manager of a luxurious estate set them apart from the surrounding Russian community. As in a Willa Cather novel, the rhythms of the seasons are mirrored in the structures of a society in which everyone knows their place, even if they chafe against it.

Then revolution comes. First the German army, then the anarchists, and finally the Communists overrun the land. Katya, schooled in Mennonite pacifism and the forbearance of her father, is tested by a world turned upside-down. She sees, too, how old structures of power begin to reassert themselves even in the midst of chaos. One of thousands of refugees, she not only survives but finds a way to thrive against all odds.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Katya
Author(s): Sandra Birdsell
ISBN: 1-57131-043-6 / 978-1-57131-043-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2001 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Russlander
Author(s): Sandra Birdsell
ISBN: 0-7710-1450-3 / 978-0-7710-1450-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2002 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Russlander
Author(s): Sandra Birdsell
ISBN: 0-7710-1451-1 / 978-0-7710-1451-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Russlander
Author(s): Sandra Birdsell
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   



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