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Stolen Life

The Journey of a Cree Woman

by Rudy Wiebe & Yvonne Johnson

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list price: $25.00
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publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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The powerful, major book, acclaimed across Canada, from the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Big Bear and Rudy Wiebe, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. A story of justice and social injustices, of murder and morality, and of finding spiritual strength in events that might break us, told with redeeming compassion and poetic eloquence. Stolen Life is a raw, honest, and beautifully written account of the troubled society we live in, and a deeply moving affirmation of spiritual healing.

Contributor Notes

Yvonne Johnson a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, was imprisoned for first-degree murder in 1991 in the Kingston Federal Prison for Women. Married with three children, she is now at the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Native Women in Saskatchewan.

Rudy Wiebe is the author of three short-story collections, eight novels and a book of essays. There was a television adaptation of his acclaimed novel The Temptations of Big Bear in 1999.

Awards
  • Winner, Georges Bugnet Award for Novel
  • , Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction
  • Winner, Pearson Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize
  • , City of Edmonton Book Prize
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award - Nonfiction
Editorial Review

"Stolen Life is 'a gift of understanding' — A compelling story infused with hope and spirituality —." —The Financial Post

"Stolen Life is] the rarest of treasures— an unexpected joy — Here are two friends who prove to one another that individuals can reach across a nation's mistakes, and offer forgiveness — an amazing collaboration. [A] triumph — Yvonne Johnson and Rudy Wiebe have written the book that will shatter the silence, revealing secrets about stolen land and stolen lives, if only we are brave enough to confront their meaning." —The Edmonton Journal
"Brilliant— Rudy Wiebe works here like a great jazz guitarist ... with consummate skill. An essential [book] for anyone who believes [in] establishing justice." —The Toronto Star
“The story [is] told as poignantly as Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, and every bit as heartbreaking as Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees. Stolen Life [demonstrates] the humbling and unyielding power of forgiveness, a power that lives on, in spite of everything, in nameless but heroic people like Yvonne Johnson.” – The Georgia Straight

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