Do some summer reading in preparation for the Fall Book Study
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Wednesday, October 30, 3019, 1 pm
Glebe Fellowship Hall
All are welcome
This is the story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other. The child is raised in Quebec’s impoverished orphanage system in the 1950s. It’s a precarious enough existence that takes a tragic turn, when along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, she is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Learn about these Duplessis Orphans, who were a part of one of the worst instances of state abuse of civil liberties.