Ever since she could remember, little Cathy Barron loved living with her grandparents on Cape Breton Island, and every summer she looked forward to the day her mother would step off the train from Ontario in her fancy outfit and her red lipstick to visit with her for two weeks.
But in the summer of 1955, her mother demanded that Cathy come to Ontario to live with her for good. Cathy reluctantly said good-bye to the only life she ever knew. She was promised a new and exciting life full of love and happiness, but what Cathy got was the exact opposite.
The only way to survive in her new empty world was to draw strength from her only friend, the little girl in the mirror..
"This is one of the most beautiful stories I have read, one that sticks with you long after you've finished reading. If you loved The Glass Castle, you will LOVE Little Girl in the Mirror!"
—Marnie Kay, Author "Belief is the New Black"
"Little Girl in the Mirror is a masterful glimpse of history and a loving memoir."
—Sheldon Currie, Author "The Glace Bay Miners' Museum
"By drawing the reader back through the rich tapestry of a family's history, Mondou presents a heartwarming and sad yet beautiful tale of strong women."
—Mark Leslie, Author
"Little Girl in the Mirror" is available online in paperback and e-book at Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Abe Books, and all online book stores as well as in several book stores in Southern Ontario, including Chapters/Indigo/Coles.