Lectionary Bible StudyJanuary 15, 2019
Virtual Book Group Discussion - All invited!
Friday, September 18, 7:30 pm
The book for September is The Home for Unwanted Girls
by Joanna Goodman.
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The Home for Unwanted Girls
by Joanna Goodman
In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility. 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. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption. Elodie is raised in Quebec's impoverished orphanage system. This takes a tragic turn when Elodie is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Bright and determined, Elodie withstands abysmal treatment until at seventeen she is thrust into an alien, often unnerving world. Maggie cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon. 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.
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