Shoulder the Sky by Lesley Choyce

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Winner of the 2003 Ann Connor Brimer Award, short-listed for the 2004 White Pine Award

Martin Emerson's family, friends, and even his therapist have trouble figuring him out. He never showed much of a reaction to the death of his mother, and his behaviour of late has been getting more and more bizarre.

And yet, his website – – has made him something of a cult figure to followers who believe that, if not having all the right answers, "Emerso" at least has all the right questions.

Shoulder the Sky is a rarity among young adult novels – it challenges the reader with philosophical thought and complex observations.


About Lesley Choyce

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Lesley Choyce divides his time between teaching, writing, running Pottersfield Press and hosting a television talk show. He is the author of almost sixty books for youth and adults. Lesley lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.
Published October 1, 2002 by Dundurn. 220 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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