Saara's Passage (Trilogy, #2)

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Saara's Passage (Trilogy, #2)
  • Karen Autio
  • English
  • 21 May 2019
  • 1550391682

About the Author: Karen Autio

Karen Autio is the author of a narrative nonfiction picture book called GROWING UP IN WILD HORSE CANYON, an illustrated chapter book called KAH LAN, THE ADVENTUROUS SEA OTTER, and a trilogy of historical novels for young readers She writes about events in Canada s history that haven t had much attention Okanagan history, the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, tuberculosis and living in a sanatorium spies, sabotage and internment during the First World War.Karen also focuses on the value of family stories and heritage When her Finnish Canadian grandmother gave her a silver spoon and told her its tale, Karen had no idea it would lead her into a whole novel s worth of words She learned that her grandmother s Finnish friends had members of their family from Port Arthur who died in the wreck of the Empress of Ireland Karen researched the steamship and wove the ship s story into fictional Saara s life in SECOND WATCH.When Karen asked her Finnish Canadian grandparents to record their life stories, she was given a glimpse of her grandmother s brave yet mysterious battle against tuberculosis as a young mother The idea for SAARA S PASSAGE took tangible shape after Karen read letters written by her grandmother to her infant daughter, Karen s mother, letters that were discovered after her grandmother s death.SAARA S PASSAGE is the sequel to SECOND WATCH, and both books were shortlisted for the BC Chocolate Lily Award.The third book in the trilogy about the Finnish Canadian M ki family is SABOTAGE Told by both Saara and her brother John, SABOTAGE takes readers into a real life world of espionage, sabotage, and paranoia in Canada in 1915 Karen grew up in Nipigon, ON, and now lives in Kelowna, BC Forinformation, visit www.karenautio.com and www.facebook.com KarenAutioAuthorView her author video where she speaks about SABOTAGE


Saara's Passage (Trilogy, #2)Saara Is Trying Hard To Put Her Horrible Experience Aboard The Doomed Empress Of Ireland Behind Her She Goes To School, Roller Skates With Her Best Friend And Enjoys Her New Baby Cousin And She Is So Looking Forward To Starring In The School Play But Nightmares And Unanswerable Questions Continue To Disturb Her War Is Declared, And The Future Of The Whole World Looks Uncertain Then Her Family Is Struck With Another Heavy Blow Tuberculosis Saara S Beloved Aunt Marja Must Go To The Sanatorium In Toronto Who Will Care For Baby Saani Set In Northwestern Ontario At The Beginning Of The 20th Century, Her Story Is Canada S Story, As Both Take Up Responsibilities Handed To Them By Circumstance And History.Like Many Canadians Of Finnish Descent, Karen Autio Grew Up In The Thunder Bay, Ontario, Area She Now Lives In Kelowna, British Columbia, With Her Husband And Two Children.

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10 thoughts on “Saara's Passage (Trilogy, #2)

  1. Caroline Woodward says:

    Saara s Passage by Karen Autio, a contemporary Canadian writer, is the second in a well written, impeccably researched trilogy which features young teenager, Saara Maki, a recent immigrant with her family from Finland to Canada in the early years of the last century Autio s characters are vivid 3 D creations, each one, adult or child, deeply imagined and with distinct voices The use of dialogue is true to the era, incorporating Finnish words, and is especially good, at least to my ear, but I g Saara s Passage by Karen Autio, a contemporary Canadian writer, is the second in a well written, impeccably researched trilogy which features young teenager, Saara Maki, a recent immigrant with her family from Finland to Canada in the early years of the last century Autio s characters are vivid 3 D creations, each one, adult or child, deeply imagined and with distinct voices The use of dialogue is true to the era, incorporating Finnish words, and is especially good, at least to my ear, but I grew up with two immigrant parents in a rural community of immigrants so I think I am attuned to voices in this way and appreciate pitch perfect notes when I hear them, as in this book Another strength is the weaving of weighty issues like the sinking of the Empress of Ireland a central fact of the first book in the trilogy , Saara s experience of what we now know as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after surviving the sinking, the hardships faced by immigrant men and the effect on their families when they tried to form unions to resolve dangerous and exploitative workplace issues,the devastation caused by tuberculosis in Canada and the long and imperfect methods of treatment, the struggle for immigrant children to adapt to schools with English as a second language all these issues are central and substantial but are woven skillfully into the narrative itself This is a book which should be on school library shelves and is also that rare thing, a book which readers aged ten to one hundred and ten can enjoy, especially if they love olden times , Canadian history or have northern European roots But there will be many new immigrants who will read this and recognize themselves in this story of a sturdy young girl who puts her family before a starring role in a school play and who tries to do the right thing, hard though that may be Tuberculosis is far from being eradicated in the world in 2013 Being an immigrant is tough no matter where you end up Dealing with mean girls at school and having crushes on boys, well, these are timeless or universal themes, are they not I highly recommend it.

  2. Suzanne Montigny says:

    I liked this book even better than Second Watch, the first of the trilogy Ms Autio weaves a wonderfully intense story that twists and turns, and just when you think it s all going to crashit doesn t Saara, a 13 year old girl who survived the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, volunteers to look after her baby cousin when the baby s mother is sent to Toronto to convalesce from TB Sounds kind of ordinary, right But Ms Autio creates the most interesting passages out of the most mundane eve I liked this book even better than Second Watch, the first of the trilogy Ms Autio weaves a wonderfully intense story that twists and turns, and just when you think it s all going to crashit doesn t Saara, a 13 year old girl who survived the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, volunteers to look after her baby cousin when the baby s mother is sent to Toronto to convalesce from TB Sounds kind of ordinary, right But Ms Autio creates the most interesting passages out of the most mundane events, so moving, you can t put the book down I carried my iPad with me everywhere, reading between this and that, even in the middle of the night, until the story was done I can see why this novel was nominated for the Chocolate Lily Award Now onto the next one

  3. Malcolm says:

    Two days before her twelfth birthday, Saara M ki became one of only four children to survive the May 1914 sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland in Karen Autio s acclaimed debut novel Second Watch 2005 Now, the beautifully written Saara s Passage picks up the story during the months after her ordeal in the dark, cold waters of the St Lawrence River.Saara, who is suffering through graphic nightmares about the tragic end of the family s dream trip to see her grandparents in Finland, faces t Two days before her twelfth birthday, Saara M ki became one of only four children to survive the May 1914 sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland in Karen Autio s acclaimed debut novel Second Watch 2005 Now, the beautifully written Saara s Passage picks up the story during the months after her ordeal in the dark, cold waters of the St Lawrence River.Saara, who is suffering through graphic nightmares about the tragic end of the family s dream trip to see her grandparents in Finland, faces the disruption of her schoolgirl world as a new ordeal appears her Aunt Marja has been stricken with tuberculosis, and Marja s baby Sanni needs a caretaker during Marja s lengthy stay in the TB sanatorium.Times are difficult as Canada begins sending troops off to fight in World War I Can Saara s uncle, father and mother who are desperately trying to earn a living take on childcare duties Or, can Saara step in and become an adult over night and look after the child and also do the associated housework When the Empress of Ireland sank, 68% of the passengers died Saara wondered why she was spared During the early 1900s, 45% of those with TB died Aunt Marja may never come home, and if she does, she will probably be too contagious and weak to care for her baby Saara is asking herself if she survived for Marja and Sanni.Saara faces a new passage, one of heartbreak and loss and purpose This rich, wonderfully detailed historical novel opens a wide window into the world of Canada s Finnish immigrants almost 100 years ago Facing challenges of their own, today s young readers primarily from 9 to 12 will discover in Saara s Passage, a timeless story that remains inspiring and relevant for all generations

  4. Hannah says:

    It was sort of lovie but not bad.