Gabriele Goldstone writes the books she wanted to read while growing up as the daughter of European immigrants. She earned her MA in modern German Literature at the U of M before focusing on raising three children while working as a letter carrier. Always a reader, she's now retired and has re-focused her energies on writing the stories that her parents lived. She writes from the German and East European point of view. Discussion guides for her novels are available on her website.
Crow Stone, YA: Ronsdale Press, Nov/22)
"Difficult, harsh and worthy of attention." (Kirkus)
"Engaging from the start." (Booklist)
Top Grade Pick for Winter, 2023 by 49th Shelf
Highly Recommended by CM Review.
Tainted Amber, YA: (Ronsdale Press, July/21)
CCBC Best Books' pick, Spring/22.
Highly Recommended by CM Review
Gold Moonbeam Award for Historical/Cultural YA.
The Kulak's Daughter, MG: (Blooming Tree Press, Jan/2010)
Shortlisted for 2010 Manitoba Book Awards, Older Children.
2010 Resource Links, Best Books.
1. Grooming girls for their future roles as Third Reich mothers. Focus on Tainted Amber.
2. What happens after war? Focuses on POWs in Crow Stone.
3. Before and after. This uses both Tainted Amber and Crow Stone as bookends to war.
4. Exploring your own family history. A how-to.