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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".
heart breaking and beautiful
- By Anonymous User on 2019-02-11
An Interesting Book, But so Saf
This was a compelling book but so disturbing, my heart broke for the children and forMaggie. What horrible things we do to each other! It put me in mind of the books I have read about residential schools. Canada doesn’t have such a lily white history after all.
I’m very glad I listened to this book, it really opened my eyes!