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Fourteen year old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life. Her favourite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park, the art of Emily Carr, and a certain boy with a "wicked grin." At the moment she dislikes her English teacher, shopping and being singled out for special treatment because of her mother’s death. Pamela is tall and slim and mostly uncomfortable with her rapidly changing body. She is unsure of herself and unsure of the loyalty of her friends.
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Praise for Katherine Holubitsky’s first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot
“Holubitsky has successfully caught the nuances of adolescent life with its mercurial highs and lows.” Canadian Annual Book Review
“…readers will find themselves relating to and caring about the realistically drawn characters… a good choice for reluctant readers.” VOYA
“…deals with complex issues with great honesty… a wonderful book.” The Observer
“Holubitsky shows real talent for writing about the world of teens and the slow road to emotional healing.” KLIATT
“This finely crafted storyline is interwoven with themes of death, suicide, mean-spirited peers, survivor guilt and relationships without being preachy or heavy-handed.” ABA Pick of the Lists
“An impressive life-like portrait…authentic and insightful.” Publishers Weekly
“…a novel to watch come awards time.” The Georgia Straight
“…a Salinger-like ear for adolescent speech.” Quill & Quire
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ALONE AT NINETY FOOT
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ALONE AT NINETY FOOT
KATHERINE HOLUBITSKY
ORCABOOKPUBLISHERS
Copyright © 2001 Katherine Holubitsky
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrieval system now known or to be invented without permission in writing from the publisher.
National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication DataHolubitsky, Katherine, 1955 – Alone at Ninety Foot
ISBN 1-55143-204-8
I. Title. PS8565.O645A73 2001 jC813’.54 C2001–910543–6 PZ.H74278A1 2001
First Published in 1999.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:98-83008
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for our publishing programs provided by the following agencies: The Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP), The Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Cover design by Christine Toller Cover illustration by Ljuba Levstek Printed and bound in Canada
IN CANADA: Orca Book PublishersPO Box 5626, Station B Victoria, BC Canada V8R 6S4
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IN THE UNITED STATES:Orca Book Publishers PO Box 468 Custer, WA USA 98240-0468
For Jeff, with love and especially for Max and Paul
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May 25th
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My name is Pamela Mary Collins. I am fourteen years old and I am lying on the white rock, suntanning, down by Ninety Foot. I should be in English class but Mr. Bartell was picking on me again and I didn’t want to see his face. Besides, I just need to be alone. I am lying very still with my eyes closed against the sun. I feel like I am melting in my gym shorts, turning liquid, blending, baking into the surface of the granite, becoming part of it. And in time, if I lie here long enough, the mountain junipers will crack
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