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Mennonites Don’t Dance nominated for Commonwealth Prize!

Mennonites Don't Dance Darcie Friesen HossackWe are thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s accomplished debut short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book – Canada and the Caribbean!

This nomination caps a season of praise for Mennonites Don’t Dance, which has been favourably reviewed since its publication by Thistledown Press in September 2010. Authors Sandra Birdsell, Andreas Schroeder, Betty Jane Hegerat, and Pearl Luke, herself a Commonwealth Prize-winner, all offered pre-publication praise for the stories.

The stories that comprise Mennonites Don’t Dance offer an intimate, unflinching portrait of familial sins and redemption set against the Canadian prairies. Inviting comparisons to Miriam Toews and Patrick Friesen, Darcie’s writing is marked by its “compassion and eloquence.”

Our most heartfelt congratulations, Darcie. We are so proud to represent you!

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