Nathalie: An Acadian’s Tale of Tragedy and Triumph
Spring 2023 Ronsdale Press Book Launch and at a Bookstore near you. Cost of book to be announced.
Nathalie: An Acadian’s Tale of Tragedy and Triumph is a “coming-of-age” story of Nathalie Belliveau, a 13-year-old Acadian girl. Nathalie is separated from her family during the 1755 expulsion from Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia. She travels to Cap-Sable with two older companions, encountering the Mi’kmaq along the way. When Nathalie reaches Pobomcoup (Pubnico), she becomes betrothed to Ange Amirault. Her happiness is short-lived when the British deport the Acadians from Baccaro Passage in 1756. A series of tragic events keep the young lovers apart nearly seven years. Written for young adults, the novel is based on the real lives of two Acadian families—the Belliveaus and Amiraults—and is grounded solidly in historic facts about the Acadian expulsion and exile in Massachusetts.