Queen of Hearts

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Macmillan, Aug 2, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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On the prairies of Canada during World War II, a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own. Stricken with tuberculosis, they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium. Teenager Marie Claire is headstrong, angry, and full of stubborn pride. In a new strange land of TB exiles she must "chase the cure," seek privacy where there is none, and witness the slow wasting decline of others. But in this moving novel about fighting a way back to normal life, it is the thing that sets back Marie Claire the most—the demise of her little brother—that also connects her with the person who will be instrumental in helping her recover.

 

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User Review  - Mad.River.Librarian - LibraryThing

Imagine, as a teenager, being confined to a sanatorium, or any confinement for that matter. Marie-Claire, a willful Canadian teenager stricken with tuberculosis, must confront her own mortality as she ... Read full review

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I don’t know when the last time I read a book set in Canada. Honestly, the only thing that comes to mind is Anne of Green Gables. So when these book called to me from the shelf I gladly picked it up ... Read full review

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Contents

Two Terrible Weeks in December Christmas 1941
37
Who Will Love Me? Spring 1942
97
Queen of Hearts Summer 1942
143
See You Soon Christmas 1942
201
Acknowledgments
213
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About the author (2011)

MARTHA BROOKS was raised in southwestern Manitoba, near the U.S. border, in a medical family on the grounds of a tuberculosis sanatorium. She lives in Winnepeg, Canada.

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