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Trailing the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard | B. Lois Thieszen Preheim

The following is an excerpt from Trailing the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard by B. Lois Thieszen Preheim. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. During the second week of January 1888, a massive invasion of Arctic air from the North-West Territories plunged into southwestern Canada, birthing a blizzard […]

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Sealed | Katie Langston

The following is an excerpt from Sealed by Katie Langston. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Sacrament Meeting came later that afternoon, and while the priests blessed the bread, I dissected my week. I’d been far from perfect, but fortunately I’d confessed my sins to […]

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The Long Shadow | Phyllis Wheeler

The following is an excerpt from The Long Shadow by Phyllis Wheeler. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Chapter 1 Weather was brewing. Heat was still rising from the pavement when the wind started up, carrying with it the tang of coming rain. Gray clouds […]

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The Call of the Child | Bruce McKibben

The following is an excerpt from The Call of the Child by Bruce McKibben. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. One day when our daughter was in high school, she was telling me about her frustration with a classmate. This classmate had begun to change […]

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Secret of the Ruby | A.E. Smith

The following is an excerpt from Secret of the Ruby by A.E. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Balthazar’s Riddle Nikolaus hardly heard what Balthazar said about a riddle. He was thinking about coming all this way and spending so much time, money, and […]

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