My Harp Is Turned to Mourning

My Harp Is Turned to Mourning

Al Reimer

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This panoramic historical novel unfolds in the years 1905 to 1924, a momentous period that saw the secure and prosperous Mennonite colonies in the central Ukraine ravaged by revolution and civil war. Set mainly in the large Molochnaya settlement, this epic story follows the fortunes of the Fast family which has been farming in the village of Blumenau since coming to Russia from West Prussia in 1804. A sweeping novel that depicts the peace-loving Mennonite caught helplessly in the cataclysmic events of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. (439pp. Windflower Comm., 1990.)