A NovelBook - 2016
A dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age novel about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Canadian prairies. Two very different women whose worlds are about to collide. It captures brilliantly the strange mix of cruelty and compassion in the residential schools, where young children are forbidden to speak their own languages and given good Christian names. With a poet's eye, Joan Crate creates brilliantly the many shadings of this heartbreaking novel, rendering perfectly the inner voices of Rose Marie and Mother Grace, and exploring the larger themes of belief and belonging, of faith and forgiveness.
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 24 cm