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May Book Chat -- The Home for Unwanted Girls

Meet with other book lovers in the neighbourhood and chat about your latest reads. We pick the books—you provide the conversation! This month’s pick: The Home for Unwanted Girls, by Joanna Goodman. Due to the possibility of mature content in discussions, participants must be 16 years of age or older.

 

About the book:

"In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility--much like Maggie Hughes' parents. Maggie's English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don't include marriage to the poor French boy the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents send the baby Elodie to an orphanage where she receives horrible treatment. Seventeen years later, Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both."  -- BiblioCommons

Langue

English

Groupe d'âge

Adulte
Adultes 50-plus
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The Home for Unwanted Girls

The Heart-wrenching, Gripping Story of A Mother-daughter Bond That Could Not Be Broken--inspired by True Events
By Goodman, Joanna