Through Kluthe’s meticulous research and great insight, we see her great-grandfather Generoso labouring through the harsh Edmonton winter in order to buy passage to Canada for his wife and children; we glimpse her grandmother Rose huddled in a third-class cabin, sick from the motion of the boat; and we watch, teary-eyed, as her great-great-grandmother Rosina is forced to say goodbye, one by one, to the people she loves.
Jessica Kluthe's writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Writer's Block, Little Fiction and Notebook Magazine. In 2012, her essay “Scattered” won the Other Voices creative non-fiction contest. She has an MFA from the University of Victoria and a BA from the University of Alberta. She teaches advanced business writing at Grant MacEwan and is on the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension. Rosina, the Midwife is her first book and she is currently working on a novel. Visit Jessica online at jessicakluthe.com or follow her on Twitter at @jessicakluthe.