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Foreword Reviews!

Kate’s Ring is a beautiful story about a family struggling to deal with illness and loss. The adults in Kate’s family
cannot solve their problems or even agree on how to try. Still, the whole family rallies, and this ring of family support
allows them all to emerge from their tragedies with hope. Kate’s Ring is a triumphant and moving coming-of-age story.
— Catherine Thureson, Foreword Reviews (excerpt) to be published March/April 2019

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Kate's Ring has received many glowing endorsements including one from acclaimed Canadian author Sandra Birdsell.

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Set in Whitney Pier and Mount Pleasant, Cape Breton, in the mid 1920s, thirteen-year old Kate, along with her family...

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Product Details

  • Binding: Trade Paper

  • Publisher: Red Deer Press

  • Publisher Unique Identifier ISDM # 97808899

  • Release Date: Canada Fall - September 15, 2018

  • Release Date: United States - April 21, 2019

  • Title: Kate's Ring

  • Language: English

  • ISBN - 9780889955677

  • Interest Age: 14+

  • Audience (ONIX): Juvenile

  • US/Canadian School Grade: 8 to 11

  • Product Dimensions: 5.25" x 7.5"

  • Shipping Weight: TBA

  • Price: $14.95


The author wishes to acknowledge and thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Tundra Books (Penguin Random House Canada) Writer's Reserve Grant for their support for this project.