THE

COMFORT BIRD

A story following the experiences of three generations of two families of farm laborers from a small town in the Northern Netherlands.

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HYLKE SPEERSTRA

Hylke Speerstra was born on a farm near the Frisian village of Tsjerkwert in 1936. He finds inspiration in the extraordinary stories of ‘ordinary people’.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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THE COMFORT BIRD

From Friesland to the Dakotas and Wisconsin, The Comfort Bird follows the experiences of three generations of two families of farm laborers from a small town in the Northern Netherlands.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Written by one of the most acclaimed authors to write in the Frisian language of the Northern Netherlands, The Comfort Bird is based in fact and the experiences of Dutch descendants throughout the USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Following three generations of two families, The Comfort Bird recounts the fates of these generations in the early 1900’s.

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