In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice MosionierIn Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier

In Search of April Raintree

byBeatrice Mosionier

Paperback | September 4, 2008

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Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them grows. As they each make their way in a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent, one embraces her Métis identity, while the other tries to leave it behind. In the end, out of tragedy, comes an unexpected legacy of triumph and reclamation. Portage & Main Press and the Manitoba Writer's Guild Inc. are pleased to announce the selection of In Search of April Raintree for the On The Same Page: Manitoba Reads! project. On The Same Page: Manitoba Reads! is a mass reading project that invites readers of all ages to read a Manitoba authored book. The project is about encouraging a life long love of reading; celebrating books by Manitoba authors and encouraging Manitobans (and others) to participate in fun and interactive ways to celebrate a Manitoba book. Please visit (before Oct. 1, 2008) and (after Oct. 1, 2008) for information about events and activities that may take place in your community.
Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of her two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983,...
Title:In Search of April RaintreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:September 4, 2008Publisher:Portage & Main PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1553791738

ISBN - 13:9781553791737

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep the Kleenex handy This book was heartbreaking, but I could read it over and over again. I loved the way the tone of the story evolved as the narrator and protagonist aged. It is a touching and humanizing read.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story Was given this book to write about the topic of First Nations people for English. One of the best books I ever read and a very sad one as well. Helped me understand a bit about First Nations people and what they go through today. Very emotional story and one you may want to have a box of tissues next to you as you read it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, heartbreaking - a must read! Written through the eyes of two metis sisters - separated in foster homes. The story tells of their struggles, their joy and the impact of their culture. One sister embraces who she is, the other runs from it. I was entranced by the characters and was warmed by the love the sisters had for each other. I feel changed by reading this book and have a better understanding of the Metis culture. This book evoke a lot of emotion.
Date published: 2008-11-17

Editorial Reviews

"Refreshingly realistic. I'm usually more of a fantasy reader, mostly because I find the historics & biographical books somewhat depressing, seeing as they're usually about surviving some great tragedy. However, I find this book to have enough life to it to be able to tell the ups with the downs, and still make me empathetic to both. Also, a sense of humor is present thorough the book, little bits of dry wit and sarcasm, as well as childish funnies, all of which I adore." - Monica, Goodreads