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Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them grows. As they each make their way in a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent, one embraces her Métis identity, while the other tries to leave it behind. In the end, out of tragedy, comes an unexpected legacy of triumph and reclamation.

Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

©1983, 1999, 2008 Beatrice Mosionier (P)2019 Bespeak Audio Editions

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Loves this Book!!

This book was so amazing I couldn't put it down. I relate to it so much, being a "halfbreed" myself and experiencing a lot of that kind of stuff myself. A book I will definitely recommend to others. Very pleased with my purchase. The narrator does a good job as well. ♡♡♡

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Recommend

I had to read this for a first nation's studies class and feel in love with it. 7 years later I finally downloaded this app and still love this love. I recommend those who enjoy interest i this study to read this.

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heartfelt and educational beautiful story

I really enjoyed this book been looking for it for a while was very touched by it and it amazed me hope she has more books

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Michaela Washburn does a tremendous job navigating the dialogue and the range of emotions in the novel when the characters voices come through. However, I find that when she is working through the narration, or specifically the inner voice of April, the tone is typically one note, and often doesn't match the surrounding scene. The narrative voice could be summarizing the events as if they were written in bullet point, yet the dialogue is nuanced and wrought with emotion and inflection. Personally, it caused a jarring experience for most of the novel. Though in the later chapters, particularly beginning around the trial, and especially the final chapter with the diary, Washburn remedies this and takes her time to give April's voice reflection and pause. It made for an ending to the book that, for this listener, resonated much more than the earlier portions.