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Canada: Brave New World

Canada: Brave New World is an anthology full of immigrant stories of people coming to Canada to escape conditions in their birth country and what their unbelievable contributions have meant to Canada. This is a collection of personal stories from many different families; it shows once again the amazing ability people have to rise above their circumstances in order to not only survive but to thrive. The anthology is a celebration of what we humans can and will do when faced with extreme adversity.

Watch Elaine’s interview with Mike Jaycock where she talks about all her books. Since then she has completed the audio version of this book.



Maggie is an engrossing true story set in the early 1900s, against the historical backdrop of WWI-era Canada. It features warm-hearted glimpses of life in a large ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’ family, as well as shocking revelations that Maggie’s husband wasn’t the man she thought he was. Author Elaine Cougler unearthed this tale twenty-five years after her mother, Alice Garner’s, death, and she masterfully preserves her mother’s voice, offering readers a relatable and enjoyable glimpse into the past.