We're approaching the centenary of the battles that are widely considered to be the turning point of the Finnish Civil War, which occurred on and in the days following the Ides of March. White and Red armies fight amid three lakes in south-central Finland; soon, Tampere will fall.
But events like "tipping points" or "turning points" are usually visible only in retrospect. Thinking back, considering, and reviewing events is the best way to make sense of them.
To help readers consider the events of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, author Roy Blomstrom has provided a Reader's Guide. To download the PDF, click here.
The guide has questions to help consider and articulate some of the themes of the work--to look back and see how past choices can continue to influence the present and even the future.