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Between Worlds: A Series About Compassion and Determination

Two teen girls, one dressed in modern clothes, her hair down; the other dressed in a peasant dress, her hair pulled up.

Dancer Juliana moves across Canada with her parents to care for an ailing grandfather. Cut off from her friends, surrounded by strangers, and unable to dance out her frustrations, Juliana becomes overwhelmed by the whirlwind of changes spinning around her. Scared she’ll explode and embarrass herself, she runs one night to the only place she can: her grandfather’s cellar…

 

With Tata gone to America after Europe's great war and Mammi now toiling away in the family’s shoemaking workshop, Elisabeth must care for her siblings and prepare for Christmas. When her brother and two sisters refuse to listen and her list of chores grows ever longer, Elisabeth worries that neither drawing in her sketchbook nor praying to God can help her survive these changes.

 

When Juliana discovers Elisabeth’s sketchbook of unknown people, struggles, and celebrations, she knows in her heart that she’s found the lifeline in her new world. But how will she understand what the drawings mean?

 

If you love history, the arts, and family, pick up a copy of Between Worlds 1: The Move today and enjoy a story that spans generations.

Learn About Each Book in the Between Worlds Series

Cover of Between Worlds 1: The Move
Cover of Between Worlds 2: The Distance
Cover of Between Worlds 3: The First Step
Cover of Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do
Cover of Between Worlds 5: Hide and Seek
Cover of Between Worlds 6: Missing Home
Cover of Between Worlds 7: What Will Come
Cover of Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey
Between Worlds 9 is coming soon

Read up on What Lori's Researched and Written About Between Worlds

Building Tires in Waterloo Region

July 29, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds,…

Katharina Wolf: The Inspiration Behind Elisabeth Schuhmacher

March 5, 2019
As a writer, I have my fingers typing away at many different projects, which keeps my creativity flowing. Today’s topic is my young adult series, Between Worlds, and the historical…

Mixing Rubber in Waterloo Region’s Rubber Factories in the 19th and 20th Centuries

July 30, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds,…

Oh No! Fixing Errors From Between Worlds 1: The Move

January 28, 2019
Reviewing Between Worlds 1: The Move after it had been released was exhilarating and depressing. Not only had I finally published my first novel, but I also found a few…

What Did Elisabeth Wear? Clothing in Semlac

May 29, 2020
Clothing in Semlac is perhaps the hardest detail to keep track of in Between Worlds. I have photos, but they don’t match the exact years that Between Worlds takes place in. Fashion in…

What It Meant to Work in a Waterloo Region Rubber Factory

July 31, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Do you…

Writing about Anger While Keeping the Story Uplifting & Real

June 26, 2020
Have you ever read a story or watched a movie only to be disappointed in the ending because the protagonist won too easily? Don’t get me wrong: sometimes I enjoy…

Writing Novels about Dance

March 30, 2019
Canadian writer Lori Wolf-Heffner talks about the problems she had writing novels about dance.

YA Books That Take Place in Waterloo Region: Between Worlds by Lori Wolf-Heffner

July 23, 2022
Waterloo Region is my home–I was born here, grew up here, and aside from a few years in Germany and eight months in Edmonton–have lived here all my life. When…

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