The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood audiobook

The Quintland Sisters: A Novel

By Shelley Wood
Read by Tavia Gilbert

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062839091

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982609641

  • ISBN: 9781982609634

  • ISBN: 9781982609658

Runtime: 11.41 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Shelley Wood’s fiction debut, listeners are taken inside the devastating true story of the Dionne Quintuplets, told from the perspective of one young woman who meets them at the moment of their birth.

Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse.

Over 6,000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Marie, and Émilie. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals.

As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war. Steeped in research, The Quintland Sisters is a novel of love, heartache, resilience, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Intriguing…Wood cleverly combines fact and fiction in a fast-paced novel that will leave readers contemplating how the best intentions of government intervention can have dire, unanticipated consequences.” Publishers Weekly
“Wood has crafted an ambitious, meticulously researched, and imaginative debut novel that is engrossing and compelling. Exploring the shared sisterhood of the quintuplets’ caretakers and the trouble with unwanted celebrity, this heartwarming novel will win over loyal readers of Patricia Harman, Jodi Picoult, and Carol Cassella.” Booklist
“Charming and well-researched…[a] tale of love and survival.” Kirkus Reviews
The Quintland Sisters is an impeccably researched historical novel that will enthrall you.” Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls

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Author Bio: Shelley Wood

Author Bio: Shelley Wood

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English