Silence of Stone

Author: Annamarie Beckel
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 5 × .5 × 8 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9781550812435

Based on historical records, Silence of Stone recounts the story of Marguerite de Roberval, a young French noblewoman. During a colonizing expedition to New France in 1542, she falls in love with a soldier. Jean-François de Roberval, commander of the expedition and Marguerite’s guardian, is so outraged at the disgrace she has brought upon the Roberval name that he abandons her, her lover, and a servant on the Isle of Demons, a small island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Marguerite survives, spending nearly a year entirely alone. More than two years after her abandonment, she returns to France, rescued from the island by a Breton fishing ship.

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