Book Launch: All That Belongs

MHM BOOK LAUNCH:  All That Belongs by Dora Dueck

Presentation begins at 2:00pm at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Books will be available for purchase from the MHM Bookstore.

Meet the Author, Dora Dueck.

Light refreshments.

This is a free event and we welcome you to bring family and friends!

Museum will be open from 1pm to 4pm.

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All That Belongs (Turnstone Press)

Catherine, an archivist, has spent decades conserving the pasts of others, only to find her own resurfacing on the eve of retirement. As she mines memories of her difficult uncle and troubled brother, she discovers something even darker at play. All That Belongs is an elegant and moving portrayal of ephemeral histories and the startling consequences of familial ties, silences, and shame.

Dora Dueck Headshot

Dora Dueck is the award-winning author of numerous books, articles, and short stories. Her novel, This Hidde

n Thing, won the 2010 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and What You Get At Home won the High Plains Award for Short Stories. Dueck’s novella, Mask, was also the winning entry for the 2014 Malahat Review novella contest. Dora grew up in a Mennonite community in Alberta, lived for many years in Winnipeg, but currently makes her home in Delta, British Columbia.

FROM THE BACK COVER

ALL THAT BELONGS
Dora Dueck
Catherine, an archivist, has spent decades conserving the
pasts of others, only to find her own resurfacing on the
eve of retirement. As she mines memories of her difficult
uncle and troubled brother, she discovers something
even darker at play. All That Belongs is an elegant and
moving portrayal of ephemeral histories and the startling
consequences of familial ties, silences, and shame.

Praise for All That Belongs

Dora Dueck’s new novel is a lyrical, keenly-observed study
of the strange and difficult beauties of family life.
Her writing captures the crackle and hiss of submerged
memories and mysterious loyalties. All That Belongs is
flavoured with delicacy and integrity.
–Sue Sorensen, author of A Large Harmonium

Dora Dueck weaves an eccentric tapestry of present and
past from the uncomfortably scratchy fabric of family
secrets and lies. In each of our lives there are those who
remain puzzles. All That Belongs offers insight that goes
far beyond archives.
—Betty Jane Hegerat, author of The Boy
All That Belongs is a gentle but compelling meditation
on love, aging, the nature of memory, and the need to
acknowledge and forgive the pain of the past.
—K.D. Miller, author of Late Breaking
Dora Dueck is the award-winning author of numerous
books, articles, and short stories. She grew up in a
Mennonite community in Alberta, lived for many years in
Winnipeg, and currently makes her home in Delta, BC.
ISBN 978-0-88801-681-2
photo by Paige Fraser