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The Quintland sisters : a novel, Shelley Wood

Label
The Quintland sisters : a novel
Title
The Quintland sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world. 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
Summary
Attending the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934 Ontario, a teen midwife witnesses an explosive custody dispute between the government and family members involving the quintuplets' exploitation as curiosities
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10761390
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Shelley
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dionne quintuplets
  • Midwives
  • Quintuplets
Target audience
adult
Label
The Quintland sisters : a novel, Shelley Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S.: Insights, Interviews & more... (including readers guide with discussion questions)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 443-444)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
444, 8 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062839091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048282271
Label
The Quintland sisters : a novel, Shelley Wood
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S.: Insights, Interviews & more... (including readers guide with discussion questions)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 443-444)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
444, 8 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062839091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048282271

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