If you love historical fiction with a Downton Abbey flavor, click here to read the first chapter of Ravenscraig.
Ravenscraig, by Sandi Krawchenko Altner is the 2012 winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and was shortlisted by the Manitoba Historical Society for the Margaret McWilliams Award in popular history.
Ravenscraig is now available in the US as well as in Canada.
In the US, buy the book at Amazon in Soft cover, Hard cover or E-book formats.
Ravenscraig is a romantic, gripping story, set in Canada during the crushing wave of immigration at the turn of the 20th century. The story follows two families: the Willows—wealthy, powerful and anti-foreigner, and the Zigmans—newly arrived Jewish immigrants, struggling to put down roots in Winnipeg’s North End. Pitching rich against poor in a brawling, raucous frontier city in the early 1900s, Ravenscraig brings to life the daily challenges of the booming population: poverty, typhoid and prostitution scandals, and culminates on the Titanic with the story of Winnipeg’s Fortune family.