Tag Archives: Hazel Barker

Logan North Library – Remembrance Day

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Hazel’s Tribute at Logan North Library November, 2018

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Members of RSL Springwood Branch at Hazel’s Talk Nov. 2018
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Thanks to Logan Libraries for making this possible

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         great audience for their presence.

 

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Author Expo at Capalaba Library

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Capalaba Library Author Expo

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Hazel at Author Expo

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Hazel interviewed at Author Expo, September 2018

My thanks to the Redland Libraries for making this possible. My special thanks go to:

Leonie Swift, Adult Programs and Technology Librarian, Redland City Council,

Meaghan Brown, Branch Manager of Capalaba Library,

Kim English, the MC at Author Expo,

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all the library staff who welcomed us on our arrival.

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Photos from WeR1 Talk, Redland Museum

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Presenting my latest book, ‘The Sides of Heaven’

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Question Time

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Me and my lovely audience

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Comments on my Books

1. An interesting and honest account of the ravages of war and also of individuals’ struggles to maintain their faith and sense of values.
(Kathy Stewart, author)

2. We learn of the bravery of Hazel’s brothers in the face of the enemy, of religious conflict of a Christian mother and her children pitted against a Muslim father and his relatives.
(Martin Line, author)

3. The story is told with warmth. Hazel has an engaging writing style and uses evocative images to put the reader in the picture. There are glimmers of hope, answers to prayer and even humour amidst the tragedies.
(Nola Passmore, author)

Three Miracles – Stories of Life
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Three Miracles gives us a glimpse into Hazel Barker’s childhood, growing up in Burma during World War II. This story transports us right back to a night in 1944, when the Allies try to retake Burma. This is what happened at Hazel’s home that night.

A blog post on Stories of Life website about Hazel Barker and her story have been published and can be accessed here:

http://storiesoflife.net/2018/06/06/three-miracles/

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“The Sides of Heaven” by Hazel Barker reviewed by Beverley Asmus

INSIGHTFUL JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY

Beautifully written in her trademark, intimate style, Hazel Barker takes the reader inside the cloistered world of those who have dedicated their lives to God. However, as interesting as this background may be for some readers, for me it was her personal struggles towards self-discovery that enthralled me the most.
The prequel to this part of Barker’s memoir, “Heaven Tempers the Wind”, shed light on what it was to be a child of war during the occupation of Burma. While everything familiar was breaking down around her once sheltered life, Barker drew strength on her unwavering faith in God for her survival, always believing in a better future to come.
Unfortunately, that better life did not arrive with the end of war. Family battles, specifically with a brutal father, had to be fought and more sibling lives lost. Although she is able to complete her education, finding friendship and possible romance, Barker feels called to offer her services to the Church. In many ways this is where her biggest life challenges begin, as important issues are raised about spirituality versus religiosity.
Barker’s honesty makes this compelling reading and leaves us wanting to read more about her incredible life journey

The Sides of Heaven is the sequel to Heaven Tempers the Wind: Story of a War Child, which was shortlisted in the Australia and New Zealand-wide CALEB Competition of 2017.

 

 

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Talk at Moreton Bay View Club

Here are some photos taken at the Redlands Sporting Club, during my talk to members of the Moreton Bay View Club in March 2018.

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Vice President Diana Wilson and I

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The beautiful banner of the Club

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Author Talk 23rd Feb 2018

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My grateful thanks to Maria from the Victoria Point Library, my MC,  Jane and all the staff from the Victoria Point library for taking such lovely photos and promoting my Author Talk.

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