Time for a walk! Click here for the full article
Le Petit Seminaire . . . which isn’t so petit. Click here for the full article
Views of the Chateau Frontenac for your Saturday viewing pleasure. Click here for the full article
When you look at any city, look down on it, and see the history peeled back . . . that’s the real onion. Click here for the full article
Shots taken in Quebec City from above the St. Lawrence River, early in the morning. Click here for the full article
The first reviews for Amabilis de Sainte Croix are in!
“Amabilis de Sainte Croix is the Québecois Anne of Green Gables!” Myles Ambrose, Stendhal Review
“I could not have told the story better had I lived it myself. I felt I was there for everything the arsenic poisoning, the births, the deaths, the drama of rural Quebec living. Well told.” Carl Chrastain, Santa Clara Valley Recorder
“Historically impeccable, best first person memoir I’ve read in the last six weeks. Impressive.” Candace Hsuang, Thunder Valley Reader
Here’s the introduction I wrote to her book:
Luck and fecundity
Between 1899 and 1904, five Hébert girls were born to Marie Zelphida Hébert, née Charest. Between 1924 and 1946, these five Hébert girls in turn gave birth to sixty (60) full term babies.
Amarilda, the eldest, had fifteen (15), Ida, the next, born in 1901, sixteen (16). Amabilis, the writer of these memoires had twelve (12), followed by Anne Marie with nine (9), and Juliette with eight (8).
I was lucky enough to know the writer of these memoires, my grandmother, Amabilis Hébert Bédard. I spent . . . Click here for the full article
Very proud to announce the publishing of my third book which just went live on amazon.com – Amabilis of Sainte Croix, a Québecois woman’s memoires spanning the experiences of four generations from the late 19th to the mid 20th century in rural Québec province. Amabilis’s point of view and perspective gives a fresh historical view to a turbulent time in Québec and Canada’s history. Included in the edition is her complete original memoires en français.
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