Memoirs of a Less Travelled Road  


Memoirs of a Less Travelled Road
Esplanade Books | February 4, 2023 | 254 pages
ISBN: 9781550651560

This is the absorbing and candid story of Marcel Trudel's journey from the small village of Saint-Narcisse-de-Champlain, where he was born in 1917, to become one of Canada's major historians. Trudel recreates his youth as the child of a poor family that broke up after the early death of his mother, and the years with his adopted family where, as a lonely child, he learned to love books. His lively descriptions draw the reader into the now-vanished world of life of a boarder in the strictly regimented coll├Ęges classiques of his day, and later the vicissitudes of academic life.