Trouble and Strife
Sometimes the smallest voices make the deepest impact. Josephine Hadley, a 1930s Canadian housewife, fills her days looking after her children, her indifferent husband and a stream of Depression-era visitors. Her contribution to her guests is a bowl of stew and an open heart. Her small world, however, is soon shattered by a tragic event which forces her to become the breadwinner. Can she run a business without sacrificing herself? And is it possible to act on a long-buried desire without remorse?
Johanne Levesque's first novel, Trouble and Strife, is a poignant and heartbreaking look at a woman's life in a fast-changing time. With intimate details and a deft poetic touch, Levesque has captured the spirit of an age where war and economic hardship altered the workplace, home and women's lives forever.
"Yesterday I purchased a copy of your book, and when I returned home I sat outside and read it from cover to cover. It brought back memories of stories told by my grandmother and my mother.
I hope that the sequel brings love back to Josephine and that Evelyn finds peace in her soul.
I found myself imagining happy endings for all the characters.
Your book stirred my stagnant imagination. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the sequel.”
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