Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them grows. As they each make their way in a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent, one embraces her Métis identity, while the other tries to leave it behind. In the end, out of tragedy, comes an unexpected legacy of triumph and reclamation.
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Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of her two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classis and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative On the Same Page in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as a publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice lives in Manitoba with her husband.