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The Resource The home for unwanted girls : : a novel, Joanna Goodman, (sound recording)

The home for unwanted girls : : a novel, Joanna Goodman, (sound recording)

Label
The home for unwanted girls : : a novel
Title
The home for unwanted girls :
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Goodman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1950s Quebec, the French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility--much like Maggie Hughes' parents. Maggie's English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don't include marriage to the poor French boy, Gabriel Phénix. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life ‘back on track'. Elodie is raised in Quebec's impoverished orphanage system. It's an insecure enough existence that takes a tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Withstanding abysmal treatment at the nuns' hands, Elodie finally earns her freedom at seventeen, when she is thrust into an alien, often unnerving, world. Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. Over the years Maggie's and Elodie's lives have intertwined but never touched, but they are finally brought together when Maggie goes in search of her long-lost daughter, reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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1969-
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Goodman, Joanna
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Saskia Maarleveld
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  • Maarleveld, Saskia
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Teenage mothers
  • Orphans
  • Orphanages
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Québec (Province)
Label
The home for unwanted girls : : a novel, Joanna Goodman, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538498705
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
zecaad
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02097995
  • 882515
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The home for unwanted girls : : a novel, Joanna Goodman, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538498705
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
zecaad
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02097995
  • 882515
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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