Jan 20, 2019kathyonpost rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Twenty years in the making, set in Quebec, it's the story of an unwed mother Maggie and the daughter Elodie she is forced to give up to an orphanage run by nuns. Beautifully written it is essentially a love story. Overriding themes of the tension between the French and the English, the tyranny of the Duplessis government and the church enrich the story and remind the reader what life in Quebec was really like in the fifties and beyond.