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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Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.

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