By Micheline Duff
Les secrets and techniques de famille d'une amie et de captivantes recherches ont amené Micheline Duff à écrire cette saga. Dans ce deuxième tome de los angeles trilogie, on retrouve Marguerite, Anne et Camille qui, une fois à l'âge des amours, après avoir renoncé aux grandes illusions de leur père, tentent de se bâtir une position au soleil. Un roman poignant, avec en toile de fond l'authentique histoire de tous ces émigrés canadiens-français qui tentaient désespérément de sauvegarder leurs valeurs dans los angeles Nouvelle-Angleterre des années 1880-1890.
Alors qu'Anne et Marguerite se consacrent avec ardeur à assurer leur subsistance, faisant ainsi leur position à Lowell, Massachusetts, leur père Joseph Laurin, après avoir mis le feu à un hôtel et proféré des menaces de mort, est condamné à dix ans de felony. Ses filles sont atterrées. Leur famille sera-t-elle un jour réunie à nouveau ? Endeuillée, Camille, l. a. cadette, demeurera à Colebrook jusqu'à los angeles mort d'Angelina, sa mère adoptive. Heureusement, le bonheur se présente à Anne sous les features d'un jeune journaliste. Marguerite, elle, voit sa nouvelle vie d'enseignante bouleversée par un amour interdit. Les conséquences de cette liaison secrète l'obligeront à quitter Lowell.
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First a triumph abroad, then let’s see if I can’t talk 39 Brilliance with Vanderbilt about lighting New York – and then the rest of America. ” What a character! Edison thought. A man for whom the unfeasible was the only challenge worth undertaking. ” “Evidently,” Mary interjected. “Of a better world. May I explain? ” He poured himself some more wine. “Please, excuse my philosophizing, but I have such a good feeling today. I suspect it’s your fine food, Mrs Edison, but – for some time now, almost ten years, I’ve had a vision, of a simpler society.
Au bout de l'exil, Tome 2: Les méandres du destin by Micheline Duff