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A Thief in the House of Memory
New edition
By (author): Tim Wynne-Jones
9781554980444 Electronic book text, EPUB English Juvenile: Age (years) to 11, Grade (US) to 6 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Aug 16, 2004
$8.95 CAD
Active 224 pages Groundwood Books Ltd Groundwood Books
 
CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award 2005, Short-listed Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award 2006, Long-listed

It has been six years since sixteen-year-old Dec's free-spirited mother, Lindy, disappeared. Dec feels so trapped in the present that he has avoided examining his past. But when an intruder dies in the museum-like family home, the man's death sends forth tremors that reawaken forgotten memories. Suddenly Dec is flooded with visions of his mother so tangible it's hard to believe they're not real.

At least Dec has his best friend -- gifted, funny Ezra -- to help him sort out what's real and what isn't. But as Dec's dream visions of his mother turn into nightmares, Ezra announces he's going away, leaving Dec haunted by questions that must be answered. What did happen to his mother? And who really is the thief in the house of memory?

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. He lives in Perth, Ontario. Visit Tim Wynne-Jones' website: http://www.timwynne-jones.com/

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