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August 13, 2018

This Saturday! From noon until 4! Meet authors from northwestern Ontario, buy books and/or have them signed, and enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Thunder Bay Chapters on Memorial.

Shuniah House author Roy Blomstrom will be there with SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FI...

July 11, 2018

Here's author Roy Blomstrom signing copies of his book, SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, at Coles at the Intercity Shopping Centre last Saturday. 

We're grateful to Coles for their support of local writers and writing. Another get-together of creators is...

June 13, 2018

Roy Blomstrom, author of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, will be signing books at the Coles at the Intercity Mall in Thunder Bay on Saturday, July 7, from noon until 4 p.m. 

Coles routinely carries SILENCES, as well as the other Shuniah House Books titl...

June 6, 2018

Thanks to Bookends, a longstanding local book club, and the Thunder Bay Public Library, copies of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR will soon be available in the Book Club in a Bag program

Book Club in a Bag makes it easier for a group to read and discus...

May 29, 2018

The Ontario Library Service--North has announced the shortlist for the Northern Lit Awards, and SILENCES is on it! Many congratulations to author Roy Blomstrom.

And many thanks to the OLS-N for creating this way to spotlight stories about and from the various part of no...

May 16, 2018

We're pleased to announce that SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, by Roy Blomstrom, is longlisted for the Northern Lit Awards, sponsored by the Ontario Library Service--North, in conjunction with Northern Ontario Public Libraries. 

The award is in its twel...

May 2, 2018

Thanks once again to LU Professor Emeritus Raija Warkentin, we've had the chance to see the program from the premiere of Veljani Vartija, an opera by Olli Kortekangas with libretto by Tuomas Parkkinen. Commissioned by the Tampera Opera, the opera is about a brother and...

April 14, 2018

Rabbit's on the run, AWOL from his unit, running for his life from the army he joined as a volunteer.

Somewhere heading toward Russia, he falls in with hordes of Finnish-speaking Red refugees who believe they will be safe in Russia--that Russia will welcome them. As lon...

April 7, 2018

At 9 a.m. on April 6, 1918, the Red side in Tampere surrendered. 

White soldiers are supposed to treat the soldiers and civilians as prisoners--but without the resources to guard them, they begin executions. 

Jussi and his father tour the city their artillery has helped...

March 31, 2018

Easter fell on similar dates in 1918--March 31 instead of April 1, but the same weekend. 

Tampere is under artillery bombardment. Jussi and his father can see the red glow of fire in the city. Karl's infantry regiment fought in the cemetery, and many were lost.

After the...

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