The Beggar Maid

Publisher: Vintage

Review

Born in a small Canadian town, Rose battled incessantly with her shrewd stepmother, Flo, who cowed her with tales of her own past and warnings of the dangerous world outside.

But Rose was ambitious; she won a scholarship and left for Toronto where she married.

This collection of stories reads like a novel following Rose's life as she moves away from her impoverished roots and forges her own path in the world.

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