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Book Signing by local author – Homeland Lost by GJ Rachael Patterson of Calgary
May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Local Author GJ Rachael Patterson of Homeland Lost will be doing a book signing at Chapters Strathcona, May 2nd 12-5pm.
Homeland Lost video trailer :
Author shares family history through new creative nonfiction
Three generations of strong women come to life in ‘Homeland Lost’
CALGARY, Alberta – After 12 years of extensively researching her family’s genealogy, author GJ Rachael Patterson releases her new creative nonfiction, “Homeland Lost” (published by WestBow Press), the three-generation saga based on her family’s history.
“I traced my family lineage into the early 1700s and the family lore that came with it gave me a passion to use it as an infrastructure for the beginning of the writing of this book,” Patterson says.
Organized into two books, “Homeland Lost” takes readers from war-torn Europe to the prairie of Alberta. Book One details the life of Patterson’s grandmother, a strong, independent Eastern European woman who flees to Canada to escape the war. Book Two follows Patterson’s mother and her siblings, who grew up on Alberta’s plains.
Patterson, a longtime member of The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE), combed through historical documents and records relating to her family’s history to accurately portray their stories in an authentic fashion. Through her book, she hopes to give readers a glimpse into the past.
Praise for “Homeland Lost”:
“Rachael uses a unique and non-traditional style to preserve her family heritage and history through exploring the personalities and situations of her ancestors.”
— Jerry Frank, author/conference speaker/webmaster, SGGEE, Calgary, Alberta
By GJ Rachael Patterson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781490846552
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781490846545
E-Book | 350 pages | ISBN 9781490846569
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
GJ Rachael Patterson spent three years writing a story of her ancestors. She is a member of The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe and has spoken at several of their conferences. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and fine arts from the University of Calgary and is pursuing her master’s in biblical counseling. She currently resides in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta.
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