Hedy Leonora Martens will be reading from her book, Favoured among Women, at 3:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at MHV on Sunday, September 18. This biographical novel, published by CMU Press, is a vibrant and unusual re-creation of one woman’s life, the result of years of painstaking research and interviews. Favoured among Women combines biography, personal reflection, poetry, historical commentary, and (above all) vivid storytelling. It is a novel both epic and intimate, dramatically presenting daily life in Leninist and Stalinist Russia in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Hedy Leonora Martens will be reading from her book, Favoured among Women, at 3:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at MHV on Sunday, September 18. This biographical novel, published by CMU Press, is a vibrant and unusual re-creation of one woman’s life, the result of years of painstaking research and interviews. Favoured among Women combines biography, personal reflection, poetry, historical commentary, and (above all) vivid storytelling. It is a novel both epic and intimate, dramatically presenting daily life in Leninist and Stalinist Russia in the first decades of the twentieth century.

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Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV.

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