“Michael Andruff is a master storyteller. [His] tale of courage and resilience in the face of enormous odds will resonate with many Canadians whose forebears also sacrificed to ensure a better life for future generations.”
author of Voice of Rebellion: How Mozhdah Jamalzadah Brought Hope to Afghanistan
“In this labour of love, Michael Andruff shows how ‘luck and good timing’ allowed his grandparents to dodge happenstance and inconsistent immigration laws to become productive citizens of Canada with a deep respect for the idea of freedom.”
LYNNE BOWEN author of Whoever Gives Us Bread: The Story of Italians in British Columbia
“Andruff is an eloquent and heartfelt writer. He has the ability to look beyond immigration policy to see the personal challenges of family life in Canada.”
SANDRA ROLLINGS-MAGNUSSON author of Tales from the Homestead: A History of Prairie Pioneers, 1867–1914