Following a successful 2018-2019 hard copy print run, Felizienthal: Conversations with my Ancestors is now available as a downloadable e-book, exclusively via Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/Felizienthal-Conversations-Ancestors-Jim-Lang-ebook/dp/B082T4GBRC). Based on more than a decade of research, Jim Lang's epic work of historical fiction tracks the author's German-Bohemian ancestors' migrations, adventures, joys and and tragedies across centuries, continents, and oceans. A massive work--829 pages in hard copy--written in novel form, using imagined dialogues, Jim Lang brings his ancestors and their historical contexts to life; he recreates family relationships, the horrors of war, and the challenges of pioneering on the Canadian prairies at the turn of the 20th century.
More than one thousand meticulously researched end notes, hyperlinked from the text, provide translations of German phrases and explain myriad supporting facts and contexts. Acclaimed illustrator, John Lang (johnlangart.com), provides nine full-page illustrations within the text, as well as the cover and fifteen pages of maps and genealogical charts in the appendix.
Although the book was intended primarily for family, dozens of which have volunteered positive reviews, non-family readers have been equally effusive in their endorsement of Felizienthal. A recent email to the author:
Available in MOBI format, produced to international e-publishing standards. A limited number of the original release hard copies are available here: https://felizienthalbook.com/