Next Generations

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There are many stories of untold courage and unwavering determination, all flowing from the next generations of Beauce pioneers. These men at fourteen years old and built like trees, knew the importance of challenging work.

These girls  who at ten could manage a household of 8 siblings as their mother was buried and they were to take up family obligations for decades.

Follow their life experiences in the uncertain and chaotic period of successive depressions and mass exodus.  These hard times almost crushed Quebec during these upheavals, morphing decades later into a stabilized economy.

Joyce

Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.