Posts Tagged "Acorn Press"

Ten Thousand Truths by Susan White

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Book Reviews, New Brunswick | 2 comments

Summary: Thirteen year-old Rachel is in foster care after the death of her mother and her brother Caleb. Bounced around from one foster home to the next, Rachel finds herself in trouble with the law and headed to Amelia Walton’s house, otherwise known as her last chance. Amelia has the touch for mending wounded spirits, and Rachel finds a true home with her and foster siblings Raymond, Crystal and Chelsea. But when Rachel’s paternal grandmother contacts her out of the blue, Rachel is faced with deciding who her family really is, and comes up with an idea to help mend...

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The Last Wild Boy by Hugh MacDonald

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Book Reviews, Prince Edward Island | 0 comments

Summary: In a world where women (the Insiders) rule society and men (the Outsiders) are practically an endangered species, hetrosexual love and traditional conception are a thing of the past. Babies are raised to childhood by a care centre to prevent women from bonding too deeply with their daughters, and women have partnerships with other women to provide stable homes to raise their daughters in. When Nora, partner of Alice, comes across a male baby named Adam one day, she is forever changed. Nora makes the choice to tunnel outside the city’s walls to keep Adam from the Insiders....

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