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The Deception of Livvy Higgs


The Deception of Livvy Higgs

For two traumatic days, Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her younger self leads her back through a past devastated by lies and secrets.

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Cross Katie Cross


Cross Katie Cross

An enchanting mother-daughter collaboration, sure to become a treasured storytime favourite

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What They Wanted


WHAT THEY WANTED

In What They Wanted, the second part of the Sylvanus Now Trilogy, award-winning author Donna Morrissey explores both new and familiar terrain: a divided house on the shores of Newfoundland and the equally challenging environment of an Alberta oil rig. After Sylvanus has a heart attack, family tensions rise to the fore. Sylvie must deal with her feelings of estrangement from her mother, Addie. Meanwhile, Chris, a natural artist, frustrates his dreams by going to work on the rig. A novel about guilt, responsibility, tragedy, and the enduring ties of family, this is vintage Donna Morrissey.

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Downhill Chance


DOWNHILL CHANCE

With Downhill Chance, Donna Morrissey crafted a captivating tale, and with Clair Gale, she created an unforgettable heroine. Clair is the unsinkable heart of the novel, a story of two families during wartime—the Osmonds and the Gales—of sisters joined by love, yet torn apart by fear and secrets. Set in pre-Confederation Newfoundland and spanning the years of the Second World War, this unique novel blends melodrama, gritty realism, and a flair for the comic.

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Kits Law


KIT'S LAW

It is the 1950s in an isolated outport in Newfoundland. Fourteen-year-old Kit Pitman lives with her mentally handicapped mother, Josie—both of them cared for by Kit’s indomitable grandmother, Lizzie. But when Lizzie dies suddenly, Kit and her childlike mother are left vulnerable to life’s harsh realities and to unexpected dangers that repeatedly threaten to break them apart. With the bestselling and beloved Kit’s Law, Donna Morrissey established herself as a stunning new voice in Canadian fiction.

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Sylvanus Now


SYLVANUS NOW

Sylvanus Now is a young fisherman of great charm and strength. His youthful desires are simple: He wants a suit to lure a girl—the fine-boned beauty Adelaide. Adelaide, however, has other dreams. Set against the love story of Addie and Sylvanus is the sea on the cusp of cataclysmic change. Caught between his desire to please his wife and his strongly independent nature, Sylvanus must decide what path his future will take.

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