No Crystal StairBook - 1997
From Library Staff
This CBC Canada Reads selection follows Marion Willow, a Black widow living in Montreal
during the 1940s, as she raises her three daughters and works various jobs. Marion faces
segregation and discrimination, but also moments of great joy – such as seeing Oscar Peterson
play in Westmount’s Victor... Read More »
Set in Quebec during the 1940s, this novel tells the story of one woman’s attempts to raise and educate her daughters in a sometimes hostile world, while also providing a glimpse into the social life of the jazzy, cosmopolitan city of Montreal.
MissAnnie Feb 19, 2013
Evokes the atmosphere of pre-WW II Montreal and gives us an inside view of what is what like to be Black in that City at that time. The characters are proud, resilient and lovable.