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Little Girl in the Mirror: Cathy's Story

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Little Cathy Barron loved living with her Grandmother on Cape Breton Island.

Every summer her Mother would step off the train from Ontario in her fancy outfit and her red lipstick and visit with her daughter for two weeks.

In the summer of 1955, her Mother demanded to take Cathy back to Ontario to live with her for good. Cathy reluctantly said good bye to the only life she e
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 6th 2019 by Tara Mondou
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Telma Rocha
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Little Cathy’s mother, picks her up from Eastern Canada, and brings her back home to Southern Ontario, despite Cathy wanting to stay with her Grandmother. Mother and Daughter must lean all about each other’s ways and learn how to live together after being apart for six years. Money is scarce, so they move in with a woman whom Cathy does not like, but for good reason.

Forced from her home in the mid 1950’s, now living in a less than ideal situation, Cathy is alone, and isolated from her family out
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Marianne Scott
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tara Mondou writes a poignant and touching autobiography of her mother, Cathy Barron. She concentrates on her early and impressionable years and uses the voice of little Cathy. The dialogue clearly articulates a strong Cape Breton accent which adds to the flavour of the characters, a large and extended family. Many of the family have relocated to Ontario, but visits ‘back home’ clearly demonstrate the love for the island and culture in which they were raised. Cathy is the child of a working clas ...more
CJ
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story

Heartwarming, sad and beautifully written this is the true story of a little girl who was mentally abused by her landlady. It tells the story of the authors mother and how her inherent strength got her through the many years of neglect, loneliness and oftentimes, despair. A great read because of the rich description of the people and touches on history.
Lambert Cook
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story and was a good read.

It is tough when we do not know what has gone on with our familes in the past and secrets and why someone may act the way that they do.

Tara has done a wonderful job capturing the story of being a strong woman and facing adversity.
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