Patchwork Society  


Patchwork Society
Dundurn | April 21, 2020 | 238 pages
ISBN: 9781459737051

A sweeping tale of life in Sault Ste. Marie from the 1930s through the Second World War. Clara Durling and her teenage daughter, Ivy, move to Sault Ste. Marie in 1932, where Clara is starting a job as head nurse at the local residential school. As Clara adjusts to life in the Soo and tries to scrape together funds to buy a duplex, she discovers the town is a many-layered society. Clara works with Indigenous children who have been ripped from their communities, and now live a frightening, lonely life in a crumbling building.