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The Forgotten Daughter

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the bestselling novel The Home for Unwanted Girls, comes another compulsively readable story of love and friendship, following the lives of two women reckoning with their pasts and the choices that will define their futures.

1992: French-Canadian factions renew Quebec's fight to gain independence, and wild, beautiful Veronique Fortin, daughter of a radical separatist convicted of kidnapping and murdering a prominent politician in 1970, has embraced her father's cause. So it is a surprise when she falls for James Phenix, a journalist of French-Canadian heritage who opposes Quebec separatism. Their love affair is as passionate as it is turbulent, as they negotiate a constant struggle between love and morals.

At the same time, James's older sister, Elodie Phenix, one of the Duplessis Orphans, becomes involved with a coalition demanding justice and reparations for their suffering in the 1950s when Quebec's orphanages were converted to mental hospitals, a heinous political act of Premier Maurice Duplessis which affected 5,000 children.

Veronique is the only person Elodie can rely on as she fights for retribution, reliving her trauma, while Elodie becomes a sisterly presence for Veronique, who continues to struggle with her family's legacy.

The Forgotten Daughter is a moving portrait of true love, familial bonds, and persistence in the face of injustice. As each character is pushed to their moral brink, they will discover exactly which lines they'll cross - and just how far they'll go for what they believe in.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
ISBN: 0-06-299830-7 / 978-0-06-299830-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
ISBN: 0-06-299831-5 / 978-0-06-299831-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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October 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
ISBN: 0-06-302976-6 / 978-0-06-302976-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2020 : Canada Audio edition

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Forgotten Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Goodman
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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