Author Reveals Real-Life Triumphs, Struggles of Immigration

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‘To A Brighter Future’ chronicles one family’s experience planting roots in Alberta, Canada.

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Adventure, romance and tragedy are all described in a warm, personal manner.

In her new historical memoir “To A Brighter Future” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Ursula (Pankow) Delfs tells true stories of immigration, homesteading in northern Canada, life during the Depression years and the dire effects of World War II.

Inspired by the letters and documents that her parents – German immigrants who came to northern Alberta, Canada, to make a better future for their children – had so carefully preserved, Delfs set out to chronicle her family’s history in the pages of “To A Brighter Future.”

Excerpts from diaries and letters, numerous photographs and detailed historical information combine to give readers a personal look at the struggles of a new family trying to settle down and prosper in a new country. Adventure, romance and tragedy are all described in a warm, personal manner.

An excerpt from “To A Brighter Future,” from a letter written by Delfs’ mother:

“The children … how we love and cherish them! To live for them, to nurture and protect them, is our sacred duty. That they may go forward to face a brighter future, is my constant prayer.”

“To A Brighter Future”
By Ursula (Pankow) Delfs
Softcover | 7 x 10 in | 386 pages | ISBN 9781412072885
E-Book | 386 pages | ISBN 9781412239929
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ursula (Pankow) Delfs was born in Alberta, Canada, to parents who homesteaded in the Peace River Country. She grew up experiencing hardship and poverty, as well as the community spirit and sharing typical of rural pioneer areas. She is a farm wife, mother and grandmother, a retired teacher, an amateur horticulturist and community volunteer. Delfs was the editor, chief writer and researcher for the publication Burnt Embers, a local history of her area. She lives with her husband, Hans, on a farm in Alberta’s Peace River Country. This is her first book.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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