Awarded Memoir Reveals Glimpse of Life in Foster Care, Unites Family after 70 Years
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by BWW News Desk
"The Stovepipe" by Bonnie Virag is a story of survival and triumph over tragedy. A compelling memoir that chronicles the lives of four young girls who are forcefully removed from their family farm and placed in foster care---an experience that soon becomes a nightmare.
"The Stovepipe" is a heart-wrenching memoir. Its unflinching tone is not an indictment of foster care but rather a story of years of willful neglect and unspeakable abuse---a verification of the resilience that bonds loving sisters who are determined to find joy in spite of darkness and despair.
"The Stovepipe" has been awarded a Kirkus Reviews (starred) award and designated as Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012.
About the Author
Bonnie Virag was born in the town of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. In 1964, she and her husband Anthony immigrated to the United States. They reside in Michigan and have two married sons and three grandsons. She travels to Ontario often where she enjoys visiting her three sisters.