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Orca Soundings
The Hemingway Tradition
By (author): Kristin Butcher
9781551432427 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Suicide Manitoba Oct 01, 2002
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.25 in 96 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Our Choice 2003, Commended
Shaw is trying to outrun his father's ghost.

Shaw Sebring is sixteen and trying desperately to understand and accept his father's recent suicide. Moving with his mother halfway across the county in an effort to distance themselves from the awful truth, Shaw lands in a new school and finds that the ghost of his father, a best-selling author, has followed him. Determined that he will not follow in his father's footsteps Shaw tries to chart his own course, until circumstances force him to accept that where--and who--we come from have an impact on what we become.

Kristin Butcher is the author of several books for young readers, including The Trouble with Liberty and The Hemingway Tradition in the Orca Soundings collection. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

"This novel is an exceptionally good choice for both male and female reluctant readers. Highly recommended." - Canadian Book Review Annual

"Pick it up - you'll be glad that you did!" - Resource Links

"This book portrays true, if sometimes raw, emotions... Students who are forced to confront loss and grieving will find comfort in the fact that they are not alone." - School Library Journal

“The clear theme of the pain of prejudice for the victims, be it on the basis of race or sexual orientation, will appeal to today’s activist teens. It’s interesting to note that these themes could not have been addressed so directly only a few short years ago. Highly Recommended.” - CM Magazine

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