Second Chances - Dundurn

Second Chances

Published September 2012

Description

A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of "peace, love, rock and roll," and the Vietnam War.

It’s the summer of 1971, and fifteen-year-old Darlene travels with her mother to cottage country. This year her wild cousin, Elizabeth, is staying with them in the hopes that time away from Toronto will straighten her out – but Elizabeth has other plans. It’s her summer mission to torment Darlene by manipulating her friends and seducing every eligible male in her path. Meanwhile, Darlene is captivated by the mysterious strangers who rent the cottage down the road, particularly free-spirited Candy, who tells stories of traipsing across the United States with rock stars. Darlene is also friends with a reclusive journalist who will stop at nothing to pen the ultimate anti-war story. She, too, secretly dreams of becoming a writer, but knows that her father will never allow it. When the connections between the young strangers and the war start to become clear, Darlene is presented with more choices than she would like.

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Contributors

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman is a crime writer who has published over twenty books, including six in the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau mystery series. She lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

Paperback
September 2012
8x5 in
264 pp
9781459702042
PDF
September 2012
-
264 pp
9781459702066
ePub
September 2012
-
264 pp
9781459702059