The Daughters' Story




      The Daughters' Story
It s October 1970 in Montreal, Quebec Nadine is a trade unionist with the garment workers union Twenty years earlier in 1950, at the age of 15, she was banished to a home for unwed mothers Her baby daughter, whose father is shrouded in secrecy, was given away for adoption without her permission This prompts her to cut all ties with her mixed Irish and French Canadian Catholic family whose past is cluttered with secrets, betrayals, incest and violence She vows one day she will reunite with her daughter Following the FLQ kidnapping of a British Trade Commissioner and the Quebec Minister of Labour, Ottawa proclaims the War Measures Act and sends the army into Quebec These staggering political events lay the foundation for a reunion between Nadine and her daughter Lisette, embittered after been bounced from one foster home to another since she was a baby Lisette and her partner Serge, who is close to the FLQ, need money and see Nadine as a possible source based on information they ve gathered about Nadine s family World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the 1970 October crisis provide the backdrop to this family saga spanning some 60 years Murielle Cyr breaks new ground by telling The Daughters Story, an unsung, overlooked but intensely passionate tale of women, propelled by their unquenchable need to belong despite oppressive conditions hard to imagine nowadays, and who manage to survive and thrive. New Read The Daughters' Story Author Murielle Cyr For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Murielle Cyr is author of Culloo, a novella for young adults.Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several literary magazines through the years The Daughters Story is her debut historical fiction novel She holds Creative Writing and Education degrees from Concordia University She lives in Richelieu, Qu bec, just south of Montreal.

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  • Paperback
  • 270 pages
  • The Daughters' Story
  • Murielle Cyr
  • 22 March 2018
  • 1771861827

7 thoughts on “ The Daughters' Story

  1. James Fisher says:

    I certainly liked this multi generational novel of Quebec that spans the decades from WWI to the FLQ Crisis of October 1970 The October Crisis, when PM Pierre Trudeau invoked the war measures act, serves as a backdrop to French English relationships, from forced conscription in WWI to the seedy garment districts of Montreal to the long held secrets of a mixed family Some of dialogues are forced and the occasional plot twist is telegraphed, but overall, a solid first novel from Ms Cyr Full re I certainly liked this multi generational novel of Quebec that spans the decades from WWI to the FLQ Crisis of October 1970 The October Crisis, when PM Pierre Trudeau invo...

  2. Lili Naghdi says:

    I just finished reading this book and am still thinking of the characters, the plot and the message the author was trying to convey It really intrigued me I am a huge fan of any book that can teach me something, or correct my misconceptions and misunderstandings An interesting story that I can connect to as a woman and particularly as a member of the society A book that brings out historical facts woven through an interesting story for the reader to follow I think, as human beings, If we ca I just finished reading this book and am still thinking of the characters, the plot and the message the author was trying to convey It really intrigued me I am a huge fan of any book that can teach me something, or correct my misconceptions and misunderstandings An interesting story that I can connect to as a woman and particularly as a member of the society A book that brings out historical facts woven through an ...

  3. Cambria says:

    DNF

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