The Russländer

DAISY Sound Recording

2001
Katherine (Katya) Vogt is now an old woman living in Winnipeg, but the story of how she and her family came to Canada begins in Russia in 1910, on a wealthy Mennonite estate. Here they lived in a world bounded by the prosperity of their landlords and by the poverty and disgruntlement of the Russian workers who toil on the estate. But in the wake of the First World War, the tensions engulfing the country begin to intrude on the community, leading to an unspeakable act of violence. In the aftermath of that violence, and in the difficult years that follow, Katya tries to come to terms with the terrible events that befell her and her family. In lucid, spellbinding prose, Birdsell vividly evokes time and place, and the unease that existed in a county on the brink of revolutionary change. The Russländer is a powerful and moving story of ordinary people who lived through extraordinary times.

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Edition: DAISY ed.

Publisher, Date: Vancouver, B.C. : National Network for Equitable Library Service ; Distributed by BC Libraries Cooperative, 2014, 2001.

Description: 1 DAISY disc (674 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Notes:

  • Material requested through NNELS program.
  • Burned to disc in Saskatoon Public Library NNELS Talking Book Disc Service.
  • Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
  • Narrator: Synthetic voice (Apple Samantha)
  • System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression. Compression rate: 32.

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