|Incredible story, beautifully written. The characters were so real I could touch them, and all I wanted was to embrace them, steal them away from their separate horrors. I don’t understand how anyone could rate this book anything less than three stars – unless they are unprepared for the realities of history. Especially our Canadian history. If I were giving stars, this one would get five. Tiptoeing around facts doesn’t make them go away. If we refuse to acknowledge and attempt to understand the past, if we prefer to look away rather than truly see, then history is lost, and the lessons along with it. Brava, Ms Goodman. I set my life aside and read your book in one day, completely mesmerized by the depth of your characters and the beauty they still managed to somehow weave through their tragic lives. I absolutely recommend this book.
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