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Mary l’Irlandaise
Mary l’Irlandaise | Maryse Rouy
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« Un bouquin qu'on n’arrive pas à refermer malgré nos paupières lourdes à 1 h du matin. » Corinne Detandt, Clin d'œil « Mary l'Irlandaise représente un ajout important à notre littérature (...) L'oeuvre de Mme Rouy n'est pas qu'une belle histoire, elle est le miroir de notre héritage culturel. » Marie-Paule Villeneuve, Le Droit « Maryse Rouy réussit très bien à recréer une Mary en chair et en os (...) Mary l'Irlandaise est un roman qui est intéressant du début à la fin et dont l'héroïne, grâce à l'écriture simple et directe de son auteure, sait nous toucher. » Anne Michaud, Radio-Canada Ottawa « (...) l’histoire de Mary l’Irlandaise retient notre intérêt, comme réussit à le faire la véracité des descriptions captivantes d’un Québec d’hier et de l’expérience de l’exil migratoire si pertinent au Québec d’aujourd’hui » Marie Carrière, Canadian Literature
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This historical novel tells the story of a young Irish immigrant who settles in Quebec in the years leading up to the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837-1838. I enjoyed the story and the author made the description of the historical events much more interesting than those in the history textbooks I had to read when growing up in Quebec.

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Librarybelle Sounds interesting 2mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s really too bad that history textbooks tend to be written in such a dry way. I think people would learn so much more, find it interesting, and perhaps apply the lessons of the writing was more engaging. Good that you found this novel! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Andrew65 Sounds a really interesting read, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
kwmg40 @Hooked_on_books I'm sure I would have found History classes in school more compelling if I'd read some historical fiction alongside the history textbooks. When I was taught history (albeit decades ago), it was mostly a listing (and subsequent memorization) of facts. 2mo
kwmg40 @Librarybelle @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Yes, it was a good read indeed. I found the author's exploration of how some of the Irish immigrants interacted with the French Canadians especially interesting. 2mo
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