Miracleville by Monique Polak

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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, Ani’s faith is tested, but when she is confronted with something shocking in her mother’s past, she has to rethink her whole existence.
 

About Monique Polak

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Monique Polak teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal and also works as a freelance journalist. Her historical novel, What World Is Left, won the 2009 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Monique lives in Montreal with her husband, a newspaper man.
 
Published June 1, 2011 by Orca Book Publishers. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Ani's mom is paralyzed in an accident, Ani turns to Father Francoeur, an old friend of her mother's newly returned from abroad.

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