Joan Crate

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What is your latest release and what genre is it?Black Apple, a novel

Quick description: Torn from her home and delivered to St. Mark’s Residential School for Girls by government decree, young Rose Marie finds herself in an alien universe where nothing of her previous life is tolerated, not even her Blackfoot name. For she has entered into the world of the Sisters of Brotherly Love, an order of nuns dedicated to saving the indigenous children from damnation. Set during the Second World War and the 1950s, Black Apple is an unforgettable, vividly rendered novel about two very different women whose worlds collide: an irrepressible young Blackfoot girl whose spirit cannot be destroyed, and an aging yet powerful nun who increasingly doubts the value of her life.

black-apple-9781476795164_hrBrief biography:
Joan Crate’s second novel, Black Apple, has just been published by Simon and Schuster. She has…

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