The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

Product Number: EB00745410
Released: Aug 27, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524713836
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
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In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, emilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family—and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.

Author(s): Sarah Miller
Original Publish Date: Aug 27, 2019

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Author(s): Sarah Miller
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z100146458
Released: Aug 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9781984884497

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