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Puzzled by the lack of information about her grandmother, the author begins a journey of inquiry that lasted ten years — to finally unravel her story. Katie, much beloved but silent about her past, is revealed as a Home Child, sent to live and work on an Ontario farm at the age of ten.

This family project traces Katie’s path from Scotland through her long, fascinating life in Canada. “Anyone who has even known a Home Child or tried to fathom why they did not talk of their past or enhanced it with yarns that did not stand scrutiny, will sympathize with Barbara Young as she faced the many hurdles in her quest.”–David Lorente. Two strong women are revealed – Katie and the author, both patient, resourceful and dogged. A treasure for genealogists.

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