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Book: Strange Heaven

Strange Heaven

By Lynn Coady
Published in 2002 by Anchor Canada
Originally published in 1998
Rating: 4.0 / 5


Strange Heaven is tearfully hilarious, as funny and appalling as real life. Bridget Murphy, almost eighteen, has gone to Halifax from industrial Cape Breton, had her baby, and given it up for adoption. She’s apathetic, the doctors decide, so they transfer her to the psych ward of the children’s hospital. There, she’s cooped up with five seriously disturbed teenagers and a flock of wan children.