We Were Not Spoiled: A Franco-American Memoir

| August 12, 2017

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WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY?

We Were Not Spoiled chronicles the life of a Mainer born in 1921 in Lewiston and raised there. Lucille Verreault Ledoux’s life is typical of many Franco-Americans of her generation and, as such, is an important addition to our understanding of Maine’s ethnically diverse communities in the last century.

YOU WILL FIND OVERLOOKED INFORMATION

We Were Not Spoiled reveals an eye for often neglected details, of information thought to be marginal and so too frequently lost to students of history. A basic function of memoir is to give witness to a time and a way of life gone by and this book succeeds well at this function.

SPECIAL FEATURES

We Were Not Spoiled is full of period photos drawn from family collections and is generously endowed with endnotes to enhance the significance of the text for historical reference.

WHAT REVIEWERS HAVE SAID OF We Were Not Spoiled.

~ “The narrative is crisp and descriptive and the story flowed at a good pace to keep me turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading We Were Not Spoiled and highly recommend it as an enjoyable, enlightening read.” —Kathy Pooler

~ “This book was so interesting that I did not put it down until I had finished reading it… Denis has done an excellent job in portraying his mother’s family life.” —Tigerman55

~ “…a good book that I would recommend to anyone…in the process of writing a memoir or thinking of writing a memoir, lots of good information and ideas…” —a Kindle Customer

~ “[We Were Not Spoiled was presented like a story told at the kitchen table of Lucille’s experience growing up French in Maine.” —Roland Vallerand

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