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The home for unwanted girls : a novel / Joanna Goodman.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

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3 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC GOO (Text) 35246000951200 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062684226 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 364 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In 1950s Quebec, when Maggie Hughes becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption. Elodie is raised in Quebec's impoverished orphanage system. A tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. As time passes, 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.
Subject: Teenage mothers > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Québec (Province) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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