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The Resource The home for unwanted girls : a novel, Joanna Goodman

The home for unwanted girls : a novel, Joanna Goodman

Label
The home for unwanted girls : a novel
Title
The home for unwanted girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Goodman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents send the baby Elodie to an orphanage where she receives horrible treatment. Seventeen years later, Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. 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, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both
Summary
When she becomes pregnant at age 15, Maggie's parents force her to give up her baby daughter Elodie. Elodie is raised in an orphanage turned psychiatric hospital until her release at age 17. Maggie, now married, reconnects with her first love and begins actively searching for her daughter, who she has never forgotten.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638467
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Goodman, Joanna
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Guilt
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Abandoned children
  • Abused children
  • Orphanages
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
The home for unwanted girls : a novel, Joanna Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995335674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780062684226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)995335674
Label
The home for unwanted girls : a novel, Joanna Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995335674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780062684226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)995335674

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