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The morning of November 17, 1943, marked the beginning of the saddest years of the Dionne quintuplets' lives. Nine years old, Annette, Émilie, Marie, and Yvonne went home to live with their parents Elzire and Oliva Dionne, and their seven brothers and sisters. Taken from their parents days after they were born, the quintuplets had been put on public display for all kinds of products - including corn syrup and cleaning fluid. But when they returned to the family farm, they faced worse indignities: sexual abuse by their father, and verbal and physical abuse by their mother.

Family Secrets traces the growing-up years of the quintuplets, revealing their efforts to finally break free from their family and lead independent lives. It is a captivating and deeply moving biography. The painful adolescence of the world-famous five girls will have a profound effect on readers - both those who have followed their miraculous birth from the beginning, and those who are just now being introduced to their story.

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