Additional actions:

The Quintland sisters : a novel / Shelley Wood
Book | William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2019 | First edition.
Available (FIC WOOD)
Be the first to rate
Be the first to rate
close
view holdings

Items

Location Call No. Status Message
Central 1st Fl - Lit New Books FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Cortelyou Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
McKinley Pk Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Midwood Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Sheepshead Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Show fewer items
The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available
view holdings

Items

Location Call No. Status Message
Central 1st Fl - Lit New Books FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Cortelyou Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Leonard Fic FIC WOOD DUE 07-13-20
McKinley Pk Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Midwood Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Ryder Fic FIC WOOD DUE 07-13-20
Sheepshead Fic FIC WOOD CHECK SHELVES
Show fewer items

More Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
444, 8 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 443-444).
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.
Note
Includes readers guide with discussion questions.
Includes P.S.: Insights, Interviews & more...
Subject
Genre
ISBN
9780062839091 (paperback) :
0062839098 (paperback) :
-
View in classic catalog MARC display
Lists that include this item
Back to top