The Leaving

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited, 2010 - Fiction - 161 pages

Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Canadian Book Award Winner City of Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for Fiction winner   In these eleven short stories, Budge Wilson, the popular author of Lorinda's Diary and Thirteen Never Changes, explores growing up in a colourful but imperfect world from a female point of view.   A pen pal halfway around the world, starting a diary, a favourite teacher's romance with metaphors, the intricacies of family relationships, a high school reunion, the bittersweet taste of first love are all fodder for stories that will be read over and over again, and to treasure for a lifetime.

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Chosen for a dozen Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" designations, Budge Wilson is a cat lover who has written several books for children. She lives in a fishing village on the South Shore of Nova Scotia with her husband Alan and their dark grey cat. In 2004 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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