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War Brides Author Melynda Jarratt to Tour New Brunswick
(Fredericton, NB) The story of Canada's war brides has captivated our imagination for more than sixty years, since the first wives and children began to arrive from war-torn Europe in 1942-43.
Melynda Jarratt delves deeply into the experiences of the many Second World War European war brides in her new book Captured Hearts: New Brunswick's War Brides, published by Goose Lane Editions.
Ms. Jarratt will visit eight communities around the province, including her Bathurst hometown, to launch her new book. At each stop, she will give a brief presentation on war brides and sign copies of her book. All events are free and open to the public.
She says that, "while New Brunswick may have been one of the smallest provinces, its servicemen married more than 1,800 war brides who brought 900 children to the province." Captured Hearts examines the lives of these women as they settled into their adopted country.
An internationally recognized expert on Canada's war brides, Ms. Jarratt was a driving force behind the Year of the War Bride in 2006 and runs the website www.CanadianWarBrides.com
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Captured Hearts Tour Information:
Tuesday 28 October, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
L.P. Fisher Library, 679 Main Street
Wednesday 29 October, Noon to 1:00 pm
Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square
Goose Lane Editions Fall Season Launch
Thursday 30 October, 7:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall, St. Thomas University
Friday 31 October, Noon
St Croix Public Library, 11 King Street
Saturday 1 November, 2:00 pm
Plaster Rock Public School Library, 290A Main Street
Tuesday 4 November, 6:30 pm
Moncton Public Library, 644 Main Street, Suite 101
Wednesday 5 November, 6:30 pm
Bathurst-Nepisiquit Heritage Museum/Cultural Centre, 360 Douglas Avenue
Thursday 6 November, 6:30 pm
Books Inn, 144 Newcastle Boulevard
Colleen M. Kitts
Freelance Writer and Broadcaster