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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: faith, sisters, paternity, disability
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2011
Lexile Level: HL680L
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Sixteen-year-old Ani lives in the tiny Quebec town of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, where her family runs Saintly Souvenirs, a tourist shop catering to the many pilgrims who come to the town seeking a miracle. The bane of Ani's existence is her hyperactive, over-sexed younger sister, Colette. Ani and her mother, Therese, are devout Catholics; Colette and her father are not. When Therese is paralyzed after a freak accident, Aniís faith is tested, but when she is confronted with something shocking in her motherís past, she has to rethink her whole existence.

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