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The true story of how a young Québécois nun ended up a prisoner of war in Buchenwald and how her daughter discovered her secrets.

Winner of the Forest of Reading White Pine Award for Non-Fiction, 2014

In this true story, Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans in 1940 during a stay at her religious order's mother house in Brittany. She spends the war years in a German concentration camp. After her return to Canada, she leaves the Church, finds the love of her life in Montreal, and adopts Lise Dion.

Growing up, Lise is familiar with only a few facts of her mother's past. It's when she clears her mother's small apartment after her death that Lise Dion discovers the key to the blue trunk, which was always locked. This key unlocks the mystery of Armande's early life, and Lise decides to write The Secret of the Blue Trunk.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Lise Dion is one of Quebec's best-loved humorists. Over the years she has written countless scripts and appeared many times on television as a dramatic actress. The Secret of the Blue Trunk, a bestseller in Quebec, was her first book, and will be made into a movie.

Liedewy Hawke has won both the Canada Council Translation Prize and the John Glassco Translation Prize, and has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation (French to English). She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

 The Discovery

 First Notebook

          Childhood

          Leaving for Europe

 Second Notebook

          My Vows and the War

          The Arrest

 Third Notebook

          Arrival at the Final Camp

          Everyday Life at the Camp

          Special Days

 Fourth Notebook

          The Beginning

          The Injury

          Farewell to Franz

          Liberation

          Going Home

          Epilogue

 Acknowledgements

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459704510
Author:
Dion, Lise
Publisher:
Dundurn Group (CA)
Author:
Hawke, Liedewij
Author:
Lise, Dion
Author:
Liedewij, Hawke
Author:
Hawke, Liedewy
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Lise Dion
Subject:
Blue box
Subject:
Second World War
Subject:
Nazi Camp
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Buchenwald
Subject:
British subjects
Subject:
Religious community
Subject:
Armande Martel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Hitler
Subject:
Besan u00e7on
Subject:
Vittel
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Brittany
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Armemant
Subject:
Ship
Subject:
concentration camp
Subject:
Lise Dion Blue box Second World War Nazi Camp Germany Buchenwald British subjects Religious community Armande Martel History Hitler Besan u00e7on Vittel Canada Adoption Brittany Poland Armemant Ship Concentration camp
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Quâebec
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.39 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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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