2012 Alberta Readers' Choice Award Finalist
Freddy's War | Judy Schultz | Brindle & Glass Publishing
About the Book
In 1941, a young man imagines thrilling battles and heroic acts when he lies about his age and joins the army. Assigned to the Winnipeg Grenadiers, part of the Canadian army in Hong Kong, Freddy McKee becomes a prisoner of war six weeks after arriving in Hong Kong.
Five years pass and Freddy finally returns home from the war, but three women—Joanna Keegan, her daughter Hope, and the beautiful and mysterious Su Li—feel echoes of Freddy’s ordeal in each of their lives. For Freddy, the memory of war is a heavier burden than the weapon he once carried. Freddy must fight to survive in a world that has left him behind.
About the Author
Judy Schultz is a nationally renowned travel and food writer, the author of ten books, and the winner of numerous awards. Her publications include Looking for China: Travels on a Silk Road, Mamie's Children: Three Generations of Prairie Women, Nibbles and Feasts, and Jean Pare: Appetite for Life. She also co-authored The Food Lover's Guide to Alberta, Volumes 1 and 2. Judy divides her time between Alberta and New Zealand, and devotes her attention to travelling, cooking, and writing. Freddy's War won the 2012 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize.