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It's 1866. The year before Confederation. And the year Rosie's life turns upside-down.
She has just gone into service with Mr. Bradley, a civil servant working in Quebec City, the bustling capital of the Province of Canada. When the capital is moved to the rough sawmill town of Ottawa, the Bradleys have to move there too. Rosie knows she will desperately miss her own parents and siblings, and wonders if she will ever have a place in her own family again.
A Country of Our Own is an authentic portrait of a young girl displaced in the whirlwind of government.