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By Andrea Spalding. 1998
Fifteen-year-old Rowan is sent to spend a summer with her cousins in an isolated area in British Columbia while her… parents are on assignment in Africa. In an attempt to keep herself busy she decides to camp out on a near-by island to study an endangered group of sea otters. With the help of her family, friends, journalists and a marine biologist Rowan fights for the protection of the otters. Grades 5-8. 1998.
By Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1998
As Augusta Olsen waits for news about the surgery of her beloved son-in-law, she reflects on a harsh, sometimes magical,… life. Bereft after her mother's death, she marries Karl, her first suitor. Her marriage is difficult and she battles with Karl's father, but when they move to a farm of their own, she begins to find her independence. She is soon at work on her mother's old beekeeping equipment. 1998.
By Brian Fawcett. 2013
Middle-aged Andy Bathgate clings to a precarious life in the logging town of Prince George, British Columbia. He fears the… balance he currently enjoys - his relationship with a good woman, the uneasy truce with her eco-activist son, senior hockey with his friends - will come undone the moment the truth comes out: that he is not, in fact, Andy Bathgate. What he doesn’t realize is that the people of his community aren’t as clueless as he believes - and that honesty, decency, and fairness still have a place in the 21st century. 2013.
By Chevy Stevens. 2010
British Columbia realtor Annie O'Sullivan bitterly recounts to a therapist being kidnapped from an open house by a rapist and… enslaved for a year in a remote cabin. As sessions continue, Annie learns shocking information about her captor's identity. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.
By L. R Wright. 1996
Karl Alberg finds his latest case one of his most troubling. Teenager Eliot Gardener has killed his parents and wounded… his sister with a machete. The key is, why? Eliot won't talk to anyone about it, and Karl deals with his own sense of self-blame, even though no one could have foreseen the tragedy. Some violence and strong language.
By David Cruise, Alison Griffiths. 2003
The story begins during the Ice Age and moves through history, revealing a fascinating cast of characters. A young girl… faces the prospect of marriage into a faraway tribe; a Russian cartographer nearly meets his end at the hands of her descendants. And in modern times, a native girl struggles to escape Vancouver's impoverished downtown eastside. 2003.
By Jen Sookfong Lee. 2011
In 1958, eight-year-old Danny Lim meets Miss Val, a burlesque dancer, who gives him a green silk belt. Years later,… Danny spends his days working as a wedding photographer and his nights cruising Stanley Park. When he finds the belt, Danny realizes that the key to understanding himself and his family lies in his connection to Miss Val. Explicit strong language, explicit descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. c2011.
By William Deverell. 1999
Fiery feminist trial lawyer Elizabeth Finnegan sets her sights on an arrogant Supreme Court judge, who has handed down a… lenient sentence to a convicted rapist. When a woman comes to Finnegan claiming she was raped by the same judge, she jumps at the case. Her research looks damning, but is her client telling the truth? 1999.
By Julie Lawson. 1996
Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is not what she expected. She's teased by… her cousins for being a "city kid", when they're not ignoring her. Then, while exploring the woods on her own, she comes face-to-face with a wild cougar and her two cubs and her summer vacation gets much more exciting. 1996.