FAMILY PHOTOS

FAMILY PHOTOS AND OLD DOCUMENTS TELL THE STORY

When Joyce Derenas inherited her mother’s family photo collection from the early 1900s, she pushed them aside. But once she retired, these provided all the inspiration that she needed. Letters written decades earlier share the story of her grandfather and his brothers who were forced to sacrifice as they sought a future beyond poverty.

Joyce’s novel, the long shot reveals the hardships and sacrifices that men endured when Canada struggled in a deep depression.

 

Joyce

Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.