In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence a book launch will be held for three WWII-themed books:
by Ulla Jordan
The eyes of the world are on Finland in November 1939, as its Winter War with Russia turns into a classic David and Goliath struggle. When Tom Henderson, a North American journalist, goes to Finland to cover the war he has no idea how far the assignment will take him.
Rooting for Food
by Raili Garth and Kaarina Brooks
During the turbulent war years, 1939-1945, Finnish women on the home front struggled to conjure up nutritious meals out of the scant resources available. A chronology of the war in photos and interesting facts give the recipes a historical context. Excerpts from letters, biographies and memoirs give a unique look into life in Finland in those difficult times.
Boy from Karelia (based on the WWII boyhood memoires of Väinö J. Leskinen.)
by Kaarina Brooks
On Juha’s ninth birthday in November, 1939, all ears are glued to the radio. War with Russia is looming. In the middle of the coldest winter in memory, Impilahti is evacuated and the family must leave the homestead they have occupied for over 300 years.
Place: Agricola Church Fellowship Hall 25 Old York Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Date: Saturday, Sept 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Contact Kaarina Brooks for more information and to reserve your spot: 705-435-2786 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org