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The home for unwanted girls : a novel / Joanna Goodman.

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  • 14 of 27 copies available at Sitka.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fernie Heritage Library.

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6 current holds with 0 total copies.

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Fernie Heritage Library FIC GOO (Text) 35136000539552 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 11/30/2018
Beaver Valley Public Library F GOO (Text) 35144000192091 Adult Fiction Volume hold On holds shelf -
Bibliothèque Ste-Anne Library FIC GOO (Text) 31511010023607 English Adult Fiction Volume hold On holds shelf -
Bren Del Win Centennial Library F Goodman (Text) 36320000351742 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062684226 (trade paperback) :
  • Physical Description: 364 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In 1950s Quebec, when Maggie Hughes becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption. Elodie is raised in Quebec's impoverished orphanage system. A tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. 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.
In 1950s Quebec, Maggie's English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don't include marriage to the poor French boy on the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel. When she becomes pregnant at 15, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption. Elodie is raised in Quebec's impoverished orphanage system. It's a precarious enough existence that takes a tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Elodie withstands abysmal treatment at the nuns' hands, finally earning her freedom at 17. Canadian author - Toronto
Subject: Teenage mothers > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Québec (Province) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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