"A haunting story of a courageous young woman." - Kathleen Grissom, author of the bestselling The Kitchen House
"a wholly original example of social history at its best" - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“a fully imagined but deeply grounded novel” - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“Bride of New France will not silence critics of the new social history, nor is it meant to. But if they do want to bring the past alive for a new generation, as they typically claim, they could never find a text more likely to engage the minds and imaginations of young people, especially girls, who have grown immune to the conventional narratives.” - John Barber, The Globe and Mail
“A moody, beautiful piece of historical fiction.” - Dana Medoro, Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Suzanne Desrochers grew up in the French-Canadian village of Lafontaine on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario. She currently lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. She is completing a PhD thesis at King’s College comparing the migration of women from Paris and London to colonial North America. She also wrote her MA thesis on the Filles du roi, combining Creative Writing and History, at York University in Toronto. Bride of New France is her first novel.