My Mother's Daughter: A Memoir Of Struggle And Triumph

April 14, 2020|
My Mother's Daughter: A Memoir Of Struggle And Triumph by Perdita Felicien
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"A phenomenal, human story. . . . I could not put this book down." —CLARA HUGHES

A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together.

 
Decades before Perdita Felicien became a World Champion hurdler running the biggest race of her life at the 2004 Olympics, she carried more than a nation's hopes—she carried her mother Catherine's dreams.
 
In 1974, Catherine is determined and tenacious, but she's also pregnant with her second child and just scraping by in St. Lucia. When she meets a wealthy white Canadian family vacationing on the island, she knows it's her chance. They ask her to come to Canada to be their nanny—and she accepts.
 
This was the beginning of Catherine's new life: a life of opportunity, but also suffering. Within a few years, she would find herself pregnant a third time—this time in her new country with no family to support her, and this time, with Perdita. Together, in the years to come, mother and daughter would experience racism, domestic abuse, and even homelessness, but Catherine's will would always pull them through.
 
As Perdita grew and began to discover her preternatural athletic gifts, she was edged onward by her mother's love, grit, and faith. Facing literal and figurative hurdles, she learned to leap and pick herself back up when she stumbled. This book is a daughter's memoir—a book about the power of a parent's love to transform their child's life.
PERDITA FELICIEN is an author, television host, sports broadcaster, two-time Olympian, ten-time National Champion, and the first Canadian woman to win a World Championship gold medal in track and field. During her career as a 100-metre hurdler, she earned numerous honours, including Canada's Athlete of the Year and the Queen Elizabeth ...
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Title:My Mother's Daughter: A Memoir Of Struggle And TriumphFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:April 14, 2020Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385689969

ISBN - 13:9780385689960

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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