The Legend

Griffin Tardiff is an injured teen hockey player, exiled for a year to a small town near Ottawa, whose life is complicated by an internship at a local radio station, a flawed adult mentor, two quite different girls, and a little boy who needs Griffin's protection.

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The Legend

When You Least Expect It

Holly Callahan is shattered when she’s cut from a national rowing team. She returns home to a bizarre family situation, and summer rowing that isn’t serious. When a knowledgeable, but mysterious, man at the club offers to coach her in a single, she secretly agrees. Where did he come from?

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When You Least Expect It

A Soft Place to Fall

Creighton, abandoned by his mother, finds himself at an alternate school. Here he meets other teens who, like him, are struggling in life. Fortunately, they have a kind teacher who helps them feel connected. When she leaves to have a baby, they feel abandoned. How will they survive without her?

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A Soft Place to Fall

Second Chances

Second Chances recalls the tragic polio epidemics of the 1950s, just as a life-saving vaccine was developed. A teenage hockey star paralyzed by the disease meets a girl in hospital, worried that her family and Metis community are threatened by racist attitudes of the city, which wants their land.

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Second Chances

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Red Deer Press publishes upscale children’s picture books, including illustrated Aboriginal titles, as well as cutting-edge juvenile and young-adult fiction. Our adult list includes history, sports, science fiction, humour and current affairs.

Red Deer Press produces creative and contemporary books by enlisting a balance of established and emerging authors and illustrators guided by a production team of expert editors, designers and production personnel. We enlist publishing talent from across Canada, publish to the national and international markets, and continually strive to creatively promote and market our books.

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