The Home for Unwanted Girls: The heart-wrenching, gripping story of a mother-daughter bond that could not be broken by Joanna Goodman | Conversation Starters
Fifteen-year-old Maggie is the daughter of a poor French woman and a middle-class Englishman in post-war Quebec. She falls in love with a poor French boy, Gabriel Phenix, who lives in the next farm but her father looks down on the relationship. She becomes pregnant and is forced to give up her baby for adoption. When the Quebec government decides to give more funding to mental institutions instead of orphanages, her daughter Elodie is unjustly considered mentally ill. Maggie marries a businessman and is ready to start a family but is haunted by the memory of the daughter she left behind. Will she be reunited with her?
The Home for Unwanted Girls is a #1 bestseller in Canada and is in the bestseller lists of national publications. It is written by Joanna Goodman, author of The Finishing School.
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