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The story of us / Catherine Hernandez.


"Like many Overseas Filipino Workers, Mary Grace Concepcion has lived a life of sacrifices. First, she left her husband, Ale, to be a caregiver in Hong Kong. Now, she has travelled even farther, to Canada, in the hopes of one day sponsoring Ale and having children of their own. But when she arrives in Toronto, she must navigate a series of bewildering and careless employers and unruly children. Mary Grace seeks new employment as a Personal Support Worker and begins caring for Liz, an elderly patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease, whose health is as fragile as her rundown bungalow beside the Rouge River in Scarborough. While Mary Grace's time with her charge challenges her conservative beliefs, she soon becomes Liz's biggest ally, and the friendship that grows between them will turn out to be just as legendary as Liz's past. Beautifully narrated by the all-seeing eye of Mary Grace's newborn baby, The Story of Us is a novel about sisterhood, about blood and chosen family, and about how belonging can be found where we least expect it."--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781443459754 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Harper Avenue, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel"--Cover.
Subject: Alzheimer's disease > Fiction.
Caregivers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Filipinos > Fiction.
Foreign workers > Fiction.
Women caregivers > Fiction.
Toronto (Ont.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Topic Heading: Festival of the Written Arts 2024 > Sechelt (B.C.)

Available copies

  • 7 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 1 current hold with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Hern (Text) 33294002148138 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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