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In 1940 Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans at her religious order in Brittany. She is sent as a POW to Buchenwald where she barely survives. After the war, she leaves religious life, marries, and adopts Lise Dion. When her mother dies, Lise discovers a key and the secret to her mother's blue trunk.
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The secrets Dion unravelled are so extraordinary, Armande’s tale so poignant, it made me think about the Diary of Anne Frank. The Secret of the Blue Trunk is a stellar Canadian biography.Read Full Review of The Secret of the Blue Trunk | See more reviews from Toronto Star
Memoirs have become such a high-toned literary genre, with such blurring of fact and fiction, that it comes as a relief to read something as straightforward as The Secret of the Blue Trunk.Read Full Review of The Secret of the Blue Trunk | See more reviews from National Post arts
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