And the Birds Rained Down
It used to be that we put people away in so-called homes for the "defective", and in psychiatric institutions. We cut them off. We hid them. Some people died behind those walls. Thousands more simply never had a life. Few were blessed with a relative like Jocelyne Saucier, the widely-acclaimed Quebec novelist.
In her latest book And the Birds Rained Down, Jocelyne Saucier found a remarkable way to honour her elderly aunt, Marie-Ange.
And the Birds Rained Down is one of this year's selections for Canada Reads. The Canada Reads debates will take place on CBC Radio from March 16 - 19th.