Friedrich's parents immigrated to Canada shortly after World War II. Ever since the first grade, he was bullied and called a Kraut by the other students-that is, until he meets his future best friend, Edward Allen. Over time, the Allens become like a second family to Fred. Through life's twists and turns-and even through a devastating death-they stick by his side.
Fred's journey takes him through the trials of young adulthood, leading to an agonizing decision about to how he wishes to spend the rest of his life. Should he remain faithful to the family farm or pursue his passion at a Canadian university? Even more troubling, Fred must navigate the treacherous terrain of young love. When a beautiful woman from his hometown takes a fancy to him, what will he do?
Fred draws strength from the many role models in his life-his parents, Edward's parents, and his grandparents-to face these difficult decisions head-on, with unwavering faith.
Andy Borger was born in the Netherlands in 1936. As a young teenager, he worked on a dairy farm before immigrating to Canada with his wife Daly in 1957. He obtained his B.A. in 1964 from Calvin College and began an eighteen-year career as a teacher and principal of Christian elementary schools. In the 1980s, he changed occupations to become a quality assurance manager.
He is the father of five, and grandfather of eight. Shortly after his wife passed away, he retired. He enjoys writing and gardening. Andy first published "Poetry from the Heart," a book of faith-filled poems. In 2011, his first novel, "The Crooked Road," was published, followed by its sequel, "The Dam Breaks."