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Soul of a Shoemaker

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A Daring Escape from Communism Review of “The Soul of a Shoemaker” by The Historical Fiction Company
Have you come from Yugoslavia, then?” Frank nodded. “I’ve been trying to get across the border all night.” The man smiled. “Well, I’m happy to tell you that you’ve made it. You’re in Austria. We get a few people visiting us from your country now and then.” Frank felt a joy infuse him unlike anything he’d ever experienced before. He’d made it! He never had to worry about Tito’s hounds or police ever again. This was the first day of a new life. He was ready! “Thank you,” he murmured. “Thank you!”
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
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Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
My parents, Frank and Ljubica when immigrated to Canada from the former Yugoslavia in the late 1950s
They had only met once and kept in touch for about six years by writing letters to each other. They married by proxy for my mother to join my dad in Canada. You can read about Frank's perilous journey to freedom in The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
New book by local author gives a lesson in the worth of freedom – Markham Review Local Author, The Third Person, Local Bands, Markham, Life Is Hard, True Life, Free Speech, Great Stories, Her. Book
Local author’s book gives lessons on worth of freedom
New book by local author gives a lesson in the worth of freedom – Markham Review
The Soul of a Shoemaker
A Shoemaker's Journey
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
New book coming soon The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
The Soul of a Shoemaker
Over sixty years ago in 1957, Frank Katana escaped communist Yugoslavia on foot and found his way to Canada, where he started a shoe empire.
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
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Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
The Soul of a Shoemaker
A Shoemaker's Journey
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker
Ginzburg Press The Soul of a Shoemaker