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The Village of My Heart's Mistake
In "The Village of My Heart's Mistake - An Acadian Life," Denise Cormier sets out the facts of her own life - the tranquility of a country childhood she strove to sustain far into adulthood, the emergence of the "curse of the Deveaus" from the recesses of her family, the coming of modernity to a village that had relied, as had she, on its fishermen - to tell a story that ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Encompass Editions
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A fantastic read. It truly delved into family history that I knew nothing about and took almost 20 years to learn about. Ma tante denise, showed great strength through her disease and family life. To hear about old Cheticamp, and how heart wrenching it must of been for her to leave and never look back. To have open up all her old wounds again to write this book must of been both difficult and rewarding. I had a very difficult time putting down this book. The only time I did was because of my ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mme Cormier's writing talent is superb. Her descriptive language and turn of phrases captured the spirit of life in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. I enjoyed her keen insights into French Acadian life. My wife's family is Acadian and this book sparkled with the simplicity and heartfelt culture of this little-known part of Canada's mosaic. I would have appreciated more perspective on her own role in the struggles of her life. Through it all, she is the good person. I was ...more