Stolen Life - The Journey of a Cree Woman

Stolen Life

The Journey of a Cree Woman

Details ausblenden Von Rudy Wiebe, & Yvonne Johnson
Kategorien: Biography & Autobiography
Themen: Herausforderungen
Paperback : 9780676971965, 464 pages, Knopf Canada
April 1999


The powerful, major book, acclaimed across Canada, from the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Big Bear and Rudy Wiebe, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. A story of justice and social injustices, of murder and morality, and of finding spiritual strength in events that might break us, told with redeeming compassion and poetic eloquence. Stolen Life is a raw, honest, and beautifully written account of the troubled society we live in, and a deeply moving affirmation of spiritual healing.


  • , City of Edmonton Book Prize 1998
  • Winner, Pearson Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize 1998
  • , Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction 1998
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award - Nonfiction 1998
  • Winner, Georges Bugnet Award for Novel 1999


"Stolen Life is 'a gift of understanding' — A compelling story infused with hope and spirituality —." —The Financial Post

"Stolen Life is] the rarest of treasures— an unexpected joy — Here are two friends who prove to one another that individuals can reach across a nation's mistakes, and offer forgiveness — an amazing collaboration. [A] triumph — Yvonne Johnson and Rudy Wiebe have written the book that will shatter the silence, revealing secrets about stolen land and stolen lives, if only we are brave enough to confront their meaning." —The Edmonton Journal
"Brilliant— Rudy Wiebe works here like a great jazz guitarist ... with consummate skill. An essential [book] for anyone who believes [in] establishing justice." —The Toronto Star
“The story [is] told as poignantly as Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, and every bit as heartbreaking as Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees. Stolen Life [demonstrates] the humbling and unyielding power of forgiveness, a power that lives on, in spite of everything, in nameless but heroic people like Yvonne Johnson.” – The Georgia Straight