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The Search for Joyful: A Mrs. Mike Novel (original 2001; edição 2003)

por Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman

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In this long-awaited sequel to the "unforgettable" (Boston Herald) bestseller Mrs. Mike, Benedict and Nancy Freedman paint a portrait of the World War II era--as seen through the eyes of a young Cree woman on her own for the very first time...   When her dear friend O Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flanigan opened her home--and heart--to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. Over the years, young Kathy delighted in the Flanigans' love--and suffered the pain of her schoolmates' prejudice. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy decided to leave her familiar home and do her part by going to a nursing school in Montreal. There her life fills with drama and excitement as she meets two very different men--a Native American who helps her understand her lost heritage, and a wounded Austrian soldier who shares fascinating stories of his exotic, embattled homeland. And as she learns about herself and the world beyond her hometown, she tries to find the elusive prize she has sought for so long: the meaning of true joy...   Richly detailed and emotionally powerful, The Search for Joyful is the inspiring story of a young woman's courageous search for fulfillment--and the long-awaited new novel by the authors of the beloved Mrs. Mike, praised by Library Journal as "a book the reader will be unable to put down until the last page is read."    … (mais)
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Título:The Search for Joyful: A Mrs. Mike Novel
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A sequel to the popular Mrs Mike, this work of historical fiction is set primarily during World War II, and follows the career of a young Cree woman – Kathy (a/k/a/ Oh-Be-Joyful’s Daughter) – as she becomes an Army nurse and finds love and her place in the world.

I really liked Kathy Forquet as a heroine. Born to Cree parents, she was raised by a white family – Kathy “Mrs Mike” Flanigan is her adoptive mother. Because of her “white upbringing,” she has the advantages of an education that many other First Nation children don’t have, but she is keenly aware that she doesn’t fit in. Still, when WW 2 breaks out, she gathers her courage and heads out on her own to the big city of Montreal and nursing school. Throughout the book she struggles to balance the values she’s been taught, against the temptations she encounters. To find her true identity as a Cree Woman, an Army Nurse, and a Canadian. She remains open to new experiences. She develops a strong friendship with her roommate, a selfish and flighty (if wealthy and well-connected) girl. She finds love – twice; suffers heartbreak; finds courage and tenacity under attack.

In some situations, her status as a First Nation or aboriginal person all but disappears. But in this time period, it is seldom completely set aside. At times she finds herself ill prepared to face the subtle prejudices that are always present. And yet … she has a steel spine, standing up to bullies and insisting on doing the right thing, even if it means losing a friend.

The authors are not First Nation people, and there’s little information about how they came to write this story. I’m skeptical about the truth of what they write, and still I’m drawn into the novel. It’s an inspiring and hopeful story. ( )
  BookConcierge | Dec 1, 2018 |
Interesting mostly for the conflict between wanting to assimilate and wanting to recognize heritage, but this is not Mrs. Mike. ( )
  Maya47Bob46 | Feb 7, 2014 |
definitely not as good as Mrs. Mike. I found Kathy to be immature, selfish, and generally not so very nice. she can't make up her mind about her life, and let's others influence her major life decisions based on what she thinks they want her to do. she toys with two men, never actually choosing one, but letting things go until something else makes the decision for her. then lets the major life decisions be made for her again. she was not an admirable character in any way. ( )
1 vote librarydanielle | Apr 1, 2013 |
Kathy Forquet, whose Indian name is Oh-Be-Joyful's Daughter, grew up as the foster daughter of Kathy and Mike Flannigan. She remembers Mama Kathy's instructions to the twins, Georges and Connie - "Kathy must be included" - and knows that she feels out of place, an Indian who doesn't know much about her heritage but who is left out in so many ways of a white world that just sees the color of her skin. Then, with World War 2 beginning and her foster brother Georges joining the army, Kathy has an opportunity to become a nurse. The war opens up many opportunities, but will Kathy be able to find herself, Oh-Be-Joyful's Daughter?

Life is hard on sequels. When you read the first book, going into it you may have some anticipation of the story based on what you've heard, but it's easier to go in to it fresh, without the weight of expectations already to bear on what you're about to read. Picking up a sequel, you've either got low hopes, perhaps with some wariness based on an earlier book that you didn't enjoy as much as you'd hoped, or high hopes that the story will wow you just as much as the first - or something in between. Well, I had fairly high hopes as Mrs. Mike was a romance that still had a depth to it, an interesting historical fiction about a place I don't think about too much. So Kathy Forquet and her search for Oh-Be-Joyful's Daughter - herself - had a lot to live up to. The plot felt forced at times, events piling on each other in a way that made me feel pulled back and forth by its whims. I liked the characters, so I kept reading, but some of their choices left me scratching my head and unconvinced that it was a believable way for them to act. The writing didn't impress me either, giving me a litany of facts without describing the smells, the sounds, the textures of Montreal, the hospital, or of war. For every element I enjoyed, there was another that fell flat, at least partly based on the expectations set by the first book. ( )
  bell7 | Oct 25, 2010 |
This is a continuation of Mrs. Mike which I read years ago. It takes their adopted Indian daughter, Kathy and follows her life as she becomes a nurse during World War II in Canada. ( )
  dara85 | May 30, 2009 |
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In this long-awaited sequel to the "unforgettable" (Boston Herald) bestseller Mrs. Mike, Benedict and Nancy Freedman paint a portrait of the World War II era--as seen through the eyes of a young Cree woman on her own for the very first time...   When her dear friend O Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flanigan opened her home--and heart--to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. Over the years, young Kathy delighted in the Flanigans' love--and suffered the pain of her schoolmates' prejudice. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy decided to leave her familiar home and do her part by going to a nursing school in Montreal. There her life fills with drama and excitement as she meets two very different men--a Native American who helps her understand her lost heritage, and a wounded Austrian soldier who shares fascinating stories of his exotic, embattled homeland. And as she learns about herself and the world beyond her hometown, she tries to find the elusive prize she has sought for so long: the meaning of true joy...   Richly detailed and emotionally powerful, The Search for Joyful is the inspiring story of a young woman's courageous search for fulfillment--and the long-awaited new novel by the authors of the beloved Mrs. Mike, praised by Library Journal as "a book the reader will be unable to put down until the last page is read."    

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