About Children of Dieppe by Joanne Madden
Children of Dieppe is a novel by Canadian author Joanne Madden. It is the coming-of-age story of Denise Nair, whose father, Jim Nair, died in the tragic raid on the French port of Dieppe in 1942. The repercussions of that raid are life-changing for Denise’s family, friends and acquaintances. They are forced to come to terms with Jim’s past on the Isle of Wight, where he trained for the Dieppe invasion. Denise is determined to uncover what happened there. Along the way, she must deal with her best friend Rosemary Tillis’ infatuation with hockey goaltender Mark Steeles, with whom she is also attracted. Denise’s friendship with the troubled Rosemary is chronicled in the novel, as well as her encounters with the mysterious Gordon Sloane, a childhood friend of her father. Children of Dieppe is a sweeping drama that spans a time period from World War II until the 21st century.
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Joanne Madden is a lifelong resident of Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of York University and a certified library technician. She worked for many years as a library and research specialist at the Toronto Star newspaper. Since leaving the Star in 2010, she has tutored English as a Second Language (ESL). Joanne is an avid blogger. She maintains two blogs – Number 16 (www.joanne16.com) and TV Banter (www.tvbanter.net). In her leisure time, she enjoys going to movies and plays. She has an interest in history, current events and trivia. "Children of Dieppe" is her first novel. Email her at email@example.com