Publisher's synopsis

Maggie and her mother await the long anticipated apology to the Stolen Generations. In the crowd Maggie loses touch of her mother’s hand and is lost.

In a time ‘long ago and not so long ago’ children were taken from their parents, their ‘sorrow echoing across the land’.

As the Prime Minister’s speech unfolds Maggie is reunited with her mother. But the faces and memories of the stolen generation are all around them.

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when Australia acknowledged the sorrows of past.