Novelist Riedweg in Moosomin
Aug 16, 2010 – The World Spectator (Moosomin, SK)
DORIS Riedweg, who spent her early years on a farm near Wapella, will be in Moosomin August 18 to sign copies of her second published book, Still Waters. The author will be at the Country Squire Inn from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Although Langley, B.C. has been Riedweg's home for some time, Moosomin will be the inaugral launch of her newest work.
"My protaganist this time is a nurse," Riedweg said from her B.C. home. "There's a little autobiographical; I think the author is always in her stories, but maybe more so in this one."
The story is set in Calgary and in a small fictitious town in Alberta. It concerns Tyne Milligan, a young woman in her twenties who has fallen in love with an Evangelical Protestant. As the daughter of devout Roman Catholics, Tyne finds herself with some bitter choices to make.
"There's quite a bit about the training schools of that time, in the early 1950s, which were really quite different than they are now," said Riedweg, who graduated in 1956 from the Vancouver General School of Nursing, and went on to enjoy a 23-year career in that field.
The story traces Tyne's life for the next three years, as she must determine whether a promising career and a life with a handsome young doctor will make up for what she's left behind. Her faith in both herself and her God are tested. The book is available at Pharmasave on Main Street, as is Riedweg's first published work, Fury of the Wind.
"I'm very much looking forward to coming back (to the Moosomin area)," said Riedweg, who still has family in the area. Riedweg's brother, Stan Robinson and his son Terry, will be joining the author on her journey.
By Monique Mckay