Karen Autio

When Karen Autio asked her Finnish-Canadian grandparents to record their life stories, she was given a glimpse of her grandmother's brave yet mysterious battle against tuberculosis as a young mother. The idea for Saara's Passage took tangible shape after Karen read letters written by her grandmother to her infant daughter, Karen's mother, letters that were discovered after her grandmother's death. Saara's Passage is a sequel to Second Watch (Sono Nis Press, 2005), Karen's historical novel...See more