I picked up
my pencil and stared at the blank white
space. Setting a few goals should be easy. But I couldn't think of any.
All that swirled through my mind was the question I’d been
plagued with since I survived the Empress:
is the purpose of my life?”
Saara is trying hard to forget her horrifying experience aboard the
doomed Empress of Ireland steamship. She roller
skates with her best friend, enjoys her new baby
can’t wait to star in the school play! But
questions—keep tormenting her.
Then, as the
First World War looms, Saara’s family is struck another heavy
blow: tuberculosis. Her beloved Aunt Marja must go to a sanatorium. Who
will care for Baby Sanni?
In this sequel to Second Watch,
twelve-year-old Finnish-Canadian Saara Mäki continues
her passage—not across
the Atlantic, but through the shoals and storms of growing up. Set in
northwestern Ontario, her story is Canada’s story, as both
take up the responsibilities handed to them by circumstance and history.
SAARA'S PASSAGE can be
ordered from your local bookstore or directly from
Nis Press or www.amazon.com
To order an autographed copy Email Me
Also available as an ebook on Amazon.
REVIEWS of SAARA'S
out of 5. …
Richard gets the letter from Gordon about the deadly gases and what he
survive I laughed my guts out! I liked the emphasis on Saara's
Aunt Marja's troubles and an excellent scene was when Sanni's head was
because it showed the true determination that Aunt Marja is still
to care for Sanni. In earlier chapters you are still thinking like
that part. This book also lets you think about the situation for
the notes and actual messages in the book like the one John
wrote were all good touches. Congratulations
on another job well done!”
“I like the book Saara's Passage ...
My favourite part is when Saara had many dreams of the Empress of Ireland disaster.”
not a book about fashion, ditzes and
self-centered teens. Saara has a life of her own and is real to
had the mother of a student who is low in
and writing come up to me today and say she was thrilled
because her daughter never reads, but she's glued to Saara's Passage!”
Holland, Teacher, Ranch Park Elementary