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The Resource The Quintland Sisters, Shelley Wood, (electronic resource)

The Quintland Sisters, Shelley Wood, (electronic resource)

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The Quintland Sisters
Title
The Quintland Sisters
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Shelley Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
"A historical novel that will enthrall you... I was utterly captivated..." — Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls For fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world. Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse. Over 6,000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical "Quints" playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Marie, and Émilie. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals. As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war. Steeped in research, The Quintland Sisters is a novel of love, heartache, resilience, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century
Summary
Attending the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934 Ontario, a teen midwife witnesses an explosive custody dispute between the government and family members involving the quintuplets' exploitation as curiosities
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10761390
Cataloging source
BT
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1971-
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Wood, Shelley
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Quintland Sisters, Shelley Wood, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062839114
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299ef7ee-b28c-4680-b42c-f11ad647c92c
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The Quintland Sisters, Shelley Wood, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062839114
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
299ef7ee-b28c-4680-b42c-f11ad647c92c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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