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Hot off the presses

…another rave review for Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Mennonites Don’t Dance!

Writing in the Winnipeg Free Press, reviewer Adelia Neufeld Wiens compares Hossack–who writes “with black humour and shrewd wit”–to fellow Mennonite writers Miriam Toews and Patrick Friesen: “Like The Shunning and A Complicated Kindness, the stories here illuminate the sad reality that not all of Mennonite religion and culture is healthy. And no family is easy.”

This slender book of 11 short stories is a complex treasure. Each story is wrapped in themes of anger, guilt and the Mennonite work ethic. Thankfully, the jagged edges of this treasure are gilded, occasionally, with grace and hope.

…. [Hossack's] writing is crisp, evocative and spellbinding, her characters and plots strong.

The full review of Mennonites Don’t Dance┬ámay be read online courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.

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