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With Love, From Iraq: A true story of hope, perseverance, and becoming Canadian was number 4 in 2016 and number 23 in 2017 at McNally Robinson Booksellers for overall sales in Saskatoon, SK. This biography about a young couple, who fell in love as teenagers in a troubled Iraq and found their way, eventually, to Saskatoon, SK was number 9 in sales for non-fiction in 2017, and number 2 in 2016.... continue reading

McNally Robinson Bookellers and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix announced that Maureen Haddock's latest book, With Love, From Iraq: A true story of hope, perseverance, and becoming Canadian, was number two in sales of non-fiction and number four in overall sales at McNally Robinson Booksellers for the year 2016. Maureen said, "The response has been heartwarming. Readers tell me this story makes... continue reading

Author Maureen Haddock's latest book, With Love, From Iraq, tells the story of Wajid and Maysoon Toma. Wajid and Maysoon are successful, happy Canadians who came to Saskatoon from Iraq with no money, no knowledge of English, and three small children. Wajid is a skilled hair stylist and had owned his own business, in Iraq, at the age of fourteen. The book offers the reader a love story, an escape story, and a recipe for becoming Canadian. ... continue reading

Wajid and Maysoon Toma of First Impressions Hair Design were the recipients of the Spirit Award at the NEYA Gala at TCU Place on June 6, 2016. The evening was one of love for Canada, multiculturalism, and entrepreneurism. There was excellent entertainment, good food, and conversation. Near the end of the evening, as the Spirit Award was announced, Maysoon and Wajid's story was shared on the large screens, and the crowd rose to their feet in a standing ovation. It... continue reading

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2017: Celebrating Two Years of Strong Sales

With Love, From Iraq: A true story of hope, perseverance, and becoming Canadian was...read more

Wajid and Maysoon win 2016 Spirit Award

Wajid and Maysoon Toma of First Impressions Hair Design were the recipients of the Spirit Award a...read more

NEYA Finalists' Story Told in New Book

With Love, From Iraq: a true story of hope, perseverance, and becoming Canadian wil...read more

Seasonal Readings at Government House

Maureen Haddock was extremely honoured when a selection from her book Get a Bigger Wagon was chos...read more

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