By Monique Polak
(Orca Book Publishers, Paperback, 9781554693306, 246pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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Sixteen-year-old Ani lives in the tiny Quebec town of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, where her family runs Saintly Souvenirs, a tourist shop catering to the many pilgrims who come to the town seeking a miracle. The bane of Aniis existence is her hyperactive, over-sexed younger sister, Colette. Ani and her mother, Therese, are devout Catholics; Colette and her father are not. When Therese is paralyzed after a freak accident, Aniis faith is tested, but when she is confronted with something shocking in her motheris past, she has to rethink her whole existence.