The Secret of the Blue Trunk

byLise DionTranslated byLiedewij Hawke

February 16, 2013|
The Secret of the Blue Trunk by Lise Dion
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2014 Forest of Reading, White Pine Award - Winner, Nonfiction

The true story of how a young Québécois nun ended up a prisoner of war in Buchenwald and how her daughter discovered her secrets.

In this true story, Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans in 1940 during a stay at her religious order''s mother house in Brittany. She spends the war years in a German concentration camp. After her return to Canada, she leaves the Church, finds the love of her life in Montreal, and adopts Lise Dion.

Growing up, Lise is familiar with only a few facts of her mother''s past. It''s when she clears her mother''s small apartment after her death that Lise Dion discovers the key to the blue trunk, which was always locked. This key unlocks the mystery of Armande''s early life, and Lise decides to write The Secret of the Blue Trunk.

Lise Dion is one of Quebec''s best-loved humorists. Over the years she has written countless scripts and appeared many times on television as a dramatic actress. The Secret of the Blue Trunk, a bestseller in Quebec, is her first book, and will be made into a movie.Liedewy Hawke has won both the Canada Council Translation Prize and the ...
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Title:The Secret of the Blue Trunk
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:February 16, 2013
Publisher:Dundurn Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781459704510

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