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The Secret Life of a Funny Girl by Susan Chalker Browne

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Book Reviews, Newfoundland | 0 comments

Summary: The year is 1971 and the¬†sudden death of 13 year-old Maureen’s Gran changes the dynamics of her family for the worse. Her mother’s already fragile institution is pushed to the limit, and her profound depression can only be treated through a stay at the local mental hospital. Maureen is expected to step up in her mother’s absence, doing household chores previously done by her Gran and her mother. Finding herself facing the stigma of having a mother dealing with mental illness and the pressures of her increased responsibility,¬†Maureen is also finishing up her grade...

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