Warsaw Spring

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Dundurn, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 244 pages
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Eva is a seventeen-year-old from Edmonton in 1979 who is experiencing a world of trouble at home. To escape the trouble, she decides to visit her family's homeland of Poland for the summer, staying with an older half-sister, Hanna, whose existence Eva has only recently discovered. In Communist Poland, she experiences a different way of living, one where the conveniences she has taken for granted do not exist. She finds, however, the rich cultural traditions both fascinating and compelling. She meets a mysterious, charming young man named Mark, who shows her around the city, but his anger and disenchantment disturb her. The first seeds of the Solidarity Uprising are starting to grow and the workers, peasants and intellectuals are beginning to unite under the leadership of the church. Eva's visit also takes place during the Papal visit to Poland which galvanized the people to strike their blow for freedom. Against this tumultuous backdrop, Eva learns about the resilience in herself and her politically maturing people.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
15
Chapter Three
22
Chapter Four
30
Chapter Five
41
Chapter Six
48
Chapter Seven
54
Chapter Eight
64
Chapter Nineteen
140
Chapter Twenty
148
Chapter TwentyOne
153
Chapter TwentyTwo
165
Chapter TwentyThree
173
Chapter TwentyFour
177
Chapter TwentyFive
182
Chapter TwentySix
188

Chapter Nine
72
Chapter Ten
78
Chapter Eleven
85
Chapter Twelve
92
Chapter Thirteen
100
Chapter Fourteen
103
Chapter Fifteen
109
Chapter Sixteen
117
Chapter Seventeen
128
Chapter Eighteen
134
Chapter TwentySeven
196
Chapter TwentyEight
202
Chapter TwentyNine
209
Chapter Thirty
214
Chapter ThirtyOne
219
Chapter ThirtyTwo
224
Chapter ThirtyThree
230
Chapter ThirtyFour
237
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About the author (2001)

Heather Kirk has written professionally for more than thirty-five years, producing newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly articles, radio scripts, poetry, and fiction. She has also taught for more than twenty-five years in universities and colleges. Recently she has authored four books for young people. She currently lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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