A note about the book
Sixteen-year-old Larkin Day is fragile and struggling to cope after a particularly difficult year at school and at home. Sent as a last resort to spend a few weeks during the summer helping her grandmother put the finishing touches on a new café in Tuttle Harbour, Larkin thinks she has hit rock bottom.
But it’s here on the shore that Larkin learns the best way to heal is to invest in to something greater than yourself. When an arsonist attempts to destroy that one thing she holds dear, Larkin is forced to figure out a way to expose the criminal while keeping her life from coming off the rails.
A biographical note
Guelph resident Jean Mills is the author of Skating Over Thin Ice (Red Deer Press, May 2018), two novels (Wild Dog Summer and The Legacy) published for the educational market, as well as short stories, articles, reviews and personal essays that have appeared in publications across Canada. She spent 18 years as a professor of Communications at three Ontario community colleges and recently left her role as writer/editor on the Media & Communications team at Curling Canada to focus exclusively on writing for young readers. Skating Over Thin Ice was nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Red Maple Fiction Award, and was named to the 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Books List. Larkin on the Shore is her second book with Red Deer Press.
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