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The Home for Unwanted Girls
- Written by: Joanna Goodman
- Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
- Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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 on the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at 15, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life "back on track".
- By Amazon Customer on 2019-09-03
Compelling story about Quebec's dark history
This was my very first audiobook. I'm a new mom and couldn't find time to read a physical book so I decided to give #Audible1 a try. My book club had chosen The Home for Unwanted Girls. I downloaded the audiobook and listened on my drive to and from work. I was so intrigued by the story and I even made time at home to listen. It took me some time to get used to the french accents (minus 1 star), but nevertheless the story pulled me in. I did not know this was part of Quebec's history and it made me want to research more. And the most important thing: for the first time in a long time, I actually finished a book.
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