When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O'Neill

From the bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel, a spellbinding story about two young women whose friendship is so intense it not only threatens to destroy them, it changes the course of history.

About the Book

Marie Antoine is the charismatic, spoiled daughter of a sugar baron. At age twelve, with her pile of blond curls and unparalleled sense of whimsy, she's the leader of all the children in the Golden Mile, the affluent strip of nineteenth-century Montreal where powerful families live. Until one day in 1873, when Sadie Arnett, dark-haired, sly and brilliant, moves to the neighborhood.

Marie and Sadie are immediately inseparable. United by their passion and intensity, they attract and repel each other in ways that set them both on fire. Marie, with her bubbly charm, sees all the pleasure of the world, whereas Sadie's obsession with darkness is all-consuming. Soon, their childlike games take on the thrill of danger and then become deadly.

Forced to separate, the girls spend their teenage years engaging in acts of alternating innocence and depravity, until a singular event unites them once more, with devastating effects.

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Imagine On Air presents Heather O'Neill
Hosted by Shelley Youngblut
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
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The Winter Book Club with Heather O'Neill
Virtual Event presented by the Vancouver Writers Festival
Moderated by Claire Cameron
Sunday, February 6, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
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York University (Robarts) | Reading and Q&A with Heather O’Neill
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
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An Evening with Heather O'Neill
Presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers
Hosted by Angela Torgerson
Tuesday February 22, 2022
Virtual, Online via Zoom & YouTube @ 7:00 PM (CST)
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