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Durvile & UpRoute Books Summer/Fall 2022

Why Are You Still Here?
A Lillian Mystery
By (author): Lynda Partridge By (author): Dave Nicholson
Lynda Partridge , Dave Nicholson


UpRoute - Calgary, Alberta



Product Form:


Form detail:

Tall rack
Paperback , Tall rack


Young Adult : Grade (US) 6 - 9
Sep 01, 2022
$19.95 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.75 in | 250 gr

Page Count:

128 pages


10 B&W illustrations
Durvile Publications
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Horror and ghost stories, chillers

This book continues the charming story of Lillian and Kokomis, the award-winning book about a complex and not-always-lovable foster kid who finds a sense of peace and belonging from a surprising spirit that returns her to traditional ways, legends, and Indigenous ways of knowledge. Why Are You Still Here? uncovers the mystery of ghosts and spirits that live behind a window at the family farm.

Lynda Partridge is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. She grew up in the child welfare system and spent her childhood in numerous non-Indigenous foster homes. At a later age she obtained an honours Bachelor of Social Work (Native Human Services), followed by a Masters of Social Work Degree. It was while obtaining her undergraduate degree that she found her birth family and reconnected to her Indigenous culture.

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This is a page turner story with a long awaited validation of how children have a natural spiritual intelligence. This is a gift in children that needs to be nurtured. Bravo Lillian! — Robin Decontie MSW, CFNHM, Director, Kitigan Zibi Health and Social Services

It was my pleasure to pre-read the latest book in the Lillian series. Lynda Partridge takes the reader from the easy chair to the farm to join Grace, Chloe, and Lillian as they work together to understand the mysterious messages coming from the old barn. Reading this story, I was captured by the blending of tradition, culture and the current day pandemic. I also appreciated the messages that Lynda weaves into her writing about appreciating the wisdom of the children as well as the elders. A very good read for all ages!… —Leo Massi MSW, RSW, Executive Dircetor, H-N REACH

Lynda Partridge’s latest book from the life of l is an excellent read for children and adults as well. I found myself enthralled, deeply curious about the mystery in the barn. Lynda takes you into the lives of the family on the farm, blending her Indigenous culture and spirituality into this mystery. As you read; you get caught up, the story is so thought provoking and very difficult to put down. —Sandy Herkimer

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