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By Michel Noel. 2001
Winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction The year is 1959, and fifteen-year-old Nipishish returns to his reserve…in northern Quebec after being kicked out of residential school, where the principal tells him he's a good-for-nothing who, like all Indians, can look forward to a life of drunkenness, prison and despair. The reserve, however, offers nothing to Nipishish. He remembers little of his late mother and father. In fact, he seems to know less about himself than the people at the band office. He must try to rediscover the old ways, face the officials who find him a threat, and learn the truth about his father's death.
By Brian Doyle. 1982
Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award Young Tommy and Baby Bridget, the girl with the…trillium-shaped eyes, discover that living, healing and dying are not always what they seem. And they make that discovery with the help of a wonderful cast of characters, including Crazy Mickey, Frank and the Hummer. Award-winning author Brian Doyle spent the summers of his boyhood in the Gatineau Hills, the setting for Up to Low.
By Martha Brooks. 1997
Alexandra's beloved grandfather was fond of saying, Life is full of surprises, and sometimes the good and the bad get…all bunched up together. However, he could not have prepared her for the death of her father, a man she never knew, and his legacy -- a cabin on prairie land formerly owned by the LaFreniere family. Lonny LaFreniere's stepfather is the kindest man Lonny has ever known. But Lonny, tormented by guilty memories and visions he can't shake, rejects the land Pop always wanted to pass on to him. How could he have known it would end up in the hands of a city girl like Alexandra Sinclair? Acclaimed author Martha Brooks tells an unforgettable story about two teens and their quest to understand the land and each other.
By Regina M. Hansen. 2021
Music, myth, and horror blend in this romantic, atmospheric fantasy debut about a teen girl who must fight a powerful…evil that&’s invaded her Prince Edward Island home—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens.There&’s a certain wild magic in the salt air and the thrum of the sea. Beet MacNeill has known this all her life. It added spice to her childhood adventures with her older cousin, Gerry, the two of them thick as thieves as they explored their Prince Edward Island home. So when Gerry comes up the path one early spring morning, Beet thinks nothing of it at first. But he is soaking wet and silent, and he plays a haunting tune on his fiddle that chills Beet to the bone. Something is very, very wrong. Things only get worse when Marina Shaw saunters into town and takes an unsettling interest in Gerry&’s new baby. Local lore is filled with tales of a vicious shape-shifting sea creature and the cold, beautiful woman who controls him—a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Marina. Beet is determined to find out what happened to her beloved cousin, and to prevent the same fate from befalling the handsome new boy in town who is winning her heart, whether she wants him to or not. Yet the sea always exacts a price...
By Maryse Pagé. 2020
Condamné à effectuer des travaux communautaires, Malik se retrouve dans une résidence pour aînés auprès d'un vieil homme détestable qu'il…n'a nulle envie de connaître. Sous la petite délinquance de l'un et l'aigreur de l'autre se cache une sensibilité qui, peu à peu, transformera cette relation forcée en amitié sincère
By Ericka Duflo. 2016
Senna s'est rapprochée de la Matriarche ces derniers mois, et cette relation n'est pas sans conséquence. L'apprentie découvre des secrets…déstabilisants concernant sa mère, des secrets qui remettront en doute ses propres convictions. Est-elle victime d'une manipulation ou de la terrible réalité ? Quoi qu'il en soit, Senna a de plus en plus de mal à rester centrée sur ses objectifs. La situation se complique d'autant plus qu'elle ressent d'étranges nouveaux symptômes, des symptômes qu'elle est la seule à subir. Alors que la jeune fille s'apprête à vivre ses derniers instants à Arpia et se prépare pour le fameux bal de fin d'initiation, elle doit faire face à un imprévu, un événement intempestif qui bouleversera tous ses plans