Ashes of my dreams / Stella Shepard.

Main Author: Shepard, Stella, 1954-
Published: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island : Acorn Press, 2016.
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Summary

Pregnant, abandoned by her lover, and cut off from her family, free-spirited and independent Gracie is determined to keep her baby and to raise him on her own.

Protecting Elijah Blue from the nuns eager to adopt him out to a "better" home is only Gracie's first battle...

It takes a whole community of colourful neighbours and friends--and the dream-wisdom of spirits that protect her--for Gracie to navigate the cruel and impoverishing systems that judge and harass her as a single mom on PEI.

She gets through with pride, grit, and humour--but nothing can protect her from her growing son's desire to know his father's identity.