How to Tend a Grave

A Novel

Jocelyn Shipley

5.5” x 8.5”, softcover
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WHEN LIAM’S mom dies, he thinks life can’t get any worse. He’s wrong. Forced to live with a grandfather he’s never known, in a small town where Youth and Crime are king and queen of a hick-town gang, Liam only wants to be left alone. Not easy, considering the gang’s favourite hangout is the cemetery where his mom is buried. A popular place, this cemetery, as there he meets Harmony, a gorgeous but unusual girl who records the names of all the babies buried there long ago. Like Liam, she has a secret.

The very different stories of these two grieving fifteen-year-olds interweave brilliantly in this fast-paced, engaging and unforgettable book about family, love and healing.

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GOLD MEDAL WINNER- Moonbeam Awards, mature issues
A CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens selection

“an enticing and recommended pick for young adult fiction collections.” - Midwest Book Review

“Highly recommended” - CM Magazine

“Having just finished this amazingly heart-wrenching and tragic, yet hopeful story of two teens dealing with grief, I want to turn around and read it again.” Joanne, goodreads

About the Author

Jocelyn Shipley is co-editor of Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls and is the author of Getting a Life, Cross My Heart and Seraphina’s Circle. She lives in Toronto and on Vancouver Island.

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