The Winnipeg Free Press Review - Racing Home

Reviewed by: Helen Norrie

For another historical novel about settling the West, try Racing Home by Saskatchewan author Adele Dueck (Coteau Books, 186 pages, $9 paperback). Based on a Norwegian family who settled in Outlook, Sask. (called Green Valley in the book), it paints a different picture of early immigrant life: sod houses, cross-country skis, early lumber enterprises. 

Dueck combines these items with the story of a 12-year-old boy who finds he has a brother in Canada, a brother who won't speak to his father. Only with the help of a horse race does the family problem get resolved.

Dueck has written three other books for young people, including Nettie's Journey and Anywhere But Here.

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