A Fine Daughter by Catherine Simmons Niven

A Fine Daughter

byCatherine Simmons Niven

Paperback | March 15, 1999

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Set in Little Cypress, a small prairie town in the 1950s, A Fine Daughter is the story of Fran and her illegitimate daughter, Cora. Together, on a journey toward love and acceptance, they learn to confront the strict morality that's made them outsiders.

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Catherine Simmons Niven is a Red Deer Press author.

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Title:A Fine DaughterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.71 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889951926

ISBN - 13:9780889951921

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 12

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The citizens of Little Cypress live their lives dutifully, for in the 1950s this town all but outlawed immorality. One day, a cloud of butterflies scattered over the town and got into hearts of these repressed folk, unleashing passion and the winds of change. Only Fran, an outcast who refused to give up her illegitimate daughter, knows what’s going on and her daughter is about to learn the magical secret too. A Fine Daughter describes having an illegitimate child in the repressed 1950s -- and fighting for happiness.

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"Niven's language is finely attuned to scents and tastes, to gesture and kinesthesia. . . . A deeply felt sketch of one town's time of change." — Publishers Weekly"Niven's original voice will seduce."— Booklist"This iridescent gem of a novel marks an impressive debut. Recommended for all public libraries."— Library Journal"A cast of memorable characters who, while they speak in a familiar idiom, have voices that ring with the quality of fable. A Fine Daughter resonates with unquestionable wisdom. . . ."— Books in Canada