A Daughter Rebels

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by Ann Birch

Genre: Other2

Published: 2020

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For Anne Powell in 1807, life in York (now Toronto) is unbearable. Her mother's rules of genteel propriety are intolerable, as is her father's insistence that a daughter's only role in life is to marry. Anne craves an active, useful existence. When a chance comes to assist the local midwife, she discovers her vocation. Anne is happy when she is able to save a friend from a botched abortion, deliver a servant's baby, and nurse the wounded during the American invasion of York. Her parents hate and oppose these activities. They are pleased only when she becomes friends with an eminent lawyer. While this man is studying in England, Anne's father allows her to travel across the sea to nail down their engagement. But she breaks free of him and spends happy weeks in an English village helping her relatives care for the poor. Returning home, Anne faces the same parental difficulties. Finally, however, she manages to escape. She flees to New York and...

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