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  • Finalist for the Blue Heron Book Award 1996

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1995/96, 1997/98


Working at her parents’ roadside gas station and struggling to cope with an alcoholic father and defeated mother, Kate escapes her stressful family life by writing stories. But Mike comes to town and a series of robberies ends with a murder. Does Kate hold the key to it all?

Harper/Collins Canada Ltd., 1994


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“Bradford handles her challenging material sensitively, and demonstrates that a little love, trust and loyalty can go a long way in fostering human relationships.”