Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

 In the novel The Home for Unwanted Girls the author touches on some very dark and controversial events in the history of the province of Quebec in Canada in the 1950’s. The province has both English speaking and French speaking sections. As a rule they do not mingle but tolerate each other. In this story they do mingle.

 The father of the main character, Maggie Hughes, is English and her mother is French. Maggie’s father owns and operates a seed store and she loves to spend time in the store. Her father has big plans for his daughter that do not include getting mixed up with a French boy named Gabriel Phoenix.. Read the full review

 

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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us for our next book discussion group on Thurs August 23 at 6:30 pm.

We will be discussing the book The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand. Books are available at the library for check out.

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail…  Read more.

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