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The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Geneviève Aubuchon is a book written by Maxine Trottier. It was the fourteenth book released in the Dear Canada series. The book was published in September 2005 and was followed by Julie Lawson's No Safe Harbour.

DedicationEdit

"For Jeanette Murray-Pastorius, who has stood at Culloden and who will never forget who has gone before her."

Book descriptionEdit

"Le 13 mai 1759
"We must leave this place," Chegual said when we walked alone by the river. He would take me from Québec and back to the Abenaki mission at St. Francis so that I would be safe. When I insisted that we were safe here, that the city is well fortified, he made a rude noise. He has heard stories of the British army, of its size and strength. He knew what the capitaine of the ship had said, that France had abandoned its people here. "I will not abandon you," he told me. "I am your brother." What he says about France may be true. But how can I leave Mme Claire and Mère Esther after what they have done for me? My brother's answer turned my blood to ice. "Then you may be choosing death, sister. If that is so, I will die with you."

PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of The Death of My Country characters

AuthorEdit

Main article: Maxine Trottier

Maxine Trottier (born May 3, 1950 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan) is an American-born Canadian author. She has won awards for her children's books, Claire's Gift, Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord, and The Tiny Kite of Eddy Wing. Trottier is the author of three books in Dear Canada, including Alone in an Untamed Land and Blood Upon Our Land, as well as Storm the Fortress from I Am Canada.

EditionsEdit

AcknowledgementsEdit

"My thanks to Barbara Hehner for her careful checking of the manuscript, as well as Andrew Gallup, historian, writer and co-conspirator in re-enacting, for the same thoughtful work. My appreciation to Charlotte Picard and her husband John Ashley Sheltus, upon whom I based the characters of Mme Claire and Lieutenant Stewart. And as always, my thanks to my husband Bill for his endless patience and support."

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit


v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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