What Was Called Home


  • Sep 16 2016

The stories in Joan Lane's collection You Call This Home evoke emotions and yearnings as fresh as anything you'll find on Instagram, yet are set in times and places long gone. Here are some of the vanished people who might have inspired them, and the humble buildings of rural Saskatchewan in which they're set.


The characters in Joan Lane's stories yearn to flee home for the imagined riches of Europe - or fear the departure of all those they love from the hometowns they'll never leave. The towns are in rural Saskatchewan - Warman, Melville and others - and the settings are before and after the war. These are some of the photos that surrounded the author as a child in the depression-era prairies.

You Call This Home - stories by Joan Lane. Now on sale.

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