Tag Archives: Fiction


Sayings of a Philosopher

2004 John W Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592689
“Heredity: The problem with the family gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.” “Existentialism: Today the purpose of life is to make oneself happy even if just for the moment or at the expense of others.” Read More »

Rose of the North

1987 John W Friesen
Borealis Press.

ISBN: 978-0888879165
Rose of the North is a novel about a young teacher, Anne Granger, who travels to a remote Native community in northwestern Canada and falls in love with a local Native man. When her family learns about Anne’s involvement, they are very upset. The book outlines the resultant clash with Anne’s conservatively religious parents, and details aspects of the educational situation in a northern Canadian Native community.
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