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Sparrow Lake News - ' BK.STKUDAT I gave a list ef novelists...
' BK.STKUDAT I gave a list ef novelists domiciled in western western Cunada. Not all of. those whose names I mentioned have written new books this year. Those who are willing to support support our national literature and read stories proiluced by our own authors, will, however, have a considerable variety of stories to choose from. According According to my count there, aro nine new novel by western writers on sale In tho liook Htorns this season. . Ulght here, In Winnipeg sve have two clever writers who hare attained attained considerable' fame by, reason of previous publication. I refer to Mr. Hopkins Xioorhouse, author of "Deep r'urrowH. and Mr. Will K. Ingersoll, author of '"The Road that Led Home." Two years ago Mr. Moorhouse wrote "lecp Furrows," the romantic his-tory his-tory his-tory of the rise and growth of the Grain Growers Movement In Western Cunada. This book had a sale of seventeen thousand copies, which, so " far as I know, was a record-breaker record-breaker record-breaker for any historical work ever published published in Canada. It would be hajd to estimate the powerful Influence of this well-wrltwn well-wrltwn well-wrltwn volume both In -western -western aria .eastern Canada. There is no doubt whatever In my mind that It helped considerably In putting Premier Premier Drury.and his embattled farmers Into power in Ontario. In the west it baa given a great boost to the cooperative cooperative movement among the grain-growers. grain-growers. grain-growers. . But epoch-making epoch-making epoch-making asthls book was, Mr. Moorhouse is not really a propagandist propagandist but a story-teller. story-teller. story-teller. Before he wrote "Deep Furrows" ha was a frequent contributor of short stories' to some of tle most Important magazines magazines in the I'ni tod States and Can-, Can-, Can-, txl a. This season ho has proved that Ills real field is that of fit-ton. fit-ton. fit-ton. I consider consider thut his new book, "Every Man for Himself," is the most absorbing narrative In the list of Canadian fiction fiction this season. I notice that accord-log accord-log accord-log to the reports of booksellers all over the country last month it was heading the list as a big seller. Nor am I surprised that several moving pictures companies have been negotiating negotiating with- with- Mr. Moorhouse for the film right of this exciting story. Let me give my readers an Indication Indication of the plot of "Every Man for Himself" (The Musson Hook Co, Toronto). It has to do with the mysterious mysterious disappearance of a tan sat-vchol sat-vchol sat-vchol containing fifty- fifty- thousand dollars dollars In greenbacks, an election fund rut up by a Toronto contractor and the manager of a loan company In the same city. The action of the story swings from Toronto up to Sparrow Lake and then up into the wilderness between North Bay and I-a"ke I-a"ke I-a"ke Superior. Superior. The hero and heroine, who, are both on the trail chasing the tan satchel, have some thrilling adventures adventures In that lonely region. Mr. Moorhouse Moorhouse knows all about that country, which ho introduces Into Canadian fiction for the first time in this book, for he once did survey work on the Algoma railway, and the midnight 1 Tide In Ue locomotive of a freight truln, one- one- of the liveliest incidents in his story,, was .actually an experience experience of his own. 1 strongly advise, my readers to Jbtty " aad read this splendid Story. There will be wide difference of opinion wttb regard to the merits of Me. Will . lnsreraolVs new book, "Daisy Herael," IThe .Musson Book Co., Toronto). It Is a most unusual story, "bemg a strange mixture of realism and romance. Perfervld lovers of romance will probably be critical of Its drab pictures of low life tn Winnipeg; Winnipeg; on the other, hand he who likes to read of the characters and scenes of every day lllo will be disposed disposed to crittctzo when a Winnipeg knight fulls in love at first sight and promptly marries the . debonnalr young prairie girl, Daisy herself. I can imagine that niuny reviewers will sniff at this part of the story, but I live It from the author that the knightly lover of Daisy Is drawn from rial lite. If English noblemen are in the habit of falling In love with and marrying chorus girts, sura-ly sura-ly sura-ly It is within the bounds of posslbl. Illy .for a dreamy old brachelor Winnipeg knight to loso Ills heart to a very attractive, though pert girl fresh fn m the prnlrle fann. At any rale, whatever dust of controversy be- be- tween romanticists and' realists rises over this story, and whatever Its faults niay be, I must say as a Jaded reviewer, that I was interested Tn every page of It, and hope that Its pletures of Winnipeg night life and of lillszartls and other scenes on a Manitoba farm will aive pleasure to the average reader. - Those who are Interested in the work of our local writers ought to attend the monthly meeting- meeting- of the Dlekens Fellowship which -will -will be held to-morrow, to-morrow, to-morrow, Thursday evening in the Assembly hull of the University University building un Kennedy street The Diekenxt ia have arranged a "Canadian "Canadian Night" program. Mr. Norman L. Hall of the Dickens Players will recite some of Dr. 'Drummond's poems on the Habitant. Mr. Moorhouse and Mr. Ingersoll will i-nd i-nd i-nd original short stories. Here is a suggestion nut only tn the members of the Dickens Fellowship, Fellowship, but to other readers. Take copies of "Kvery Man for Himself" and "Daisy Herself" to the meeting to-morrow to-morrow to-morrow .night, shake hands with these two genial Winnipeg authors, and get them to autograph your copies of their books. I ' 4 ' ' Letters to the Editor IPrmnl nonditiwui of newspaper proamnion proamnion prohibits to publication ot Irncttir coDtrlbuKlons. Lstters to ths sditor should not (icssd 100 words. Within those hml-tstlona. hml-tstlona. hml-tstlona. retdsrs of Tha Winnipeg Tribune ara welcome to tha use ef Us columns -for -for ths dlscueelon of any subject of puWft locereel I WORLD NKVt.S ANCIKNT AND. MODERN -To -To the Kdltor of The Tribune: 6lr, I often wonder how many at jut on recelWng tha morning or evening papers pause to think of the wonderful strides made In ssmllnf and recoiling world news. , - Tha wis men who saw llis star In the ' ' SSL THE FIRST YEAR BOYS' AND GIRL8 MINIATURE NEW8PAPER Tine la a 'dally edition' of Tha Tribune Junior, tha first "children's newspaper" svsr publtohed In Canada, wblib. appears every Haturuay. lta object Is to provide a news exchange exchange (or bore and giria, who are Invited Invited to eontrlbuto newe stories to It. as well ss to show. ths public, week by wsek, the excellent- excellent- work, that la being done lu our public echooia The Bchoole Cumpetltiona in drawing and conipoaltlon. iield weekly by The Tribune Junior, ara open to sradee four to eight, Inclusive, of the nubile schools. Teachers are tnvtted to a-nd a-nd a-nd samples of tha regular weekly work. In the two sub-Jsrts sub-Jsrts sub-Jsrts msntloned. to The Tribune Junior Kdltor. fits books for composition snd two ploturea for drawing are presented weekly to ths elaso-rooino elaso-rooino elaso-rooino of winning pupils, t'-irltflcatea t'-irltflcatea t'-irltflcatea ara presented lo the. Individuals. ' ' :: : BOYS' AND GIRLS' BOOKS i Itetng Ifcaee ereseatod te erheel llbrarlca In the Tribuaa Junior caanaaUtiana. i. ' ' ' ' I Would you like to read a real war story, trust to the slightest detail, without even' a smnll bit of tnuke-up tnuke-up tnuke-up In It? Then read "Winged Warfare." by Major W. A. Ulshop. V.C,. (Cros-set (Cros-set (Cros-set & Dunlup, Xew York); It Is written written by a Canadian, and Is really his diary put Into story form. The writer had Jiifrt graduated from the Royal Military college at Kingston when war was declared and ha went at once. He son joined the air force and the story tells his experience in learning to fly and learning to shoot, fur ha was a dead sure shot, that was what won him the Victoria Cross. In chapter 15, is told how he on the cross. Col. lllsliop, for he Is colonel now, was one ot the Canadians who distinguished distinguished himself In the war and became world-famous. world-famous. world-famous. Iln showed the world what sort of stuff Canadian Canadian boys are made ol or can tie nindo of If tht work hard and stick to Hiitlsh Ideals. There are very few pauses In the Interest of the story, but it is not

Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune08 Dec 1920, WedPage 4

The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)08 Dec 1920, WedPage 4
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