April 21, 2016

Convictions: Book launch (Regina)


Coteau Books


author of

The Secret of Sentinel Rock (Coteau Books, 2003)
The Secret of the Stone House (Coteau Books, 2005)
The Secret of the Stone Circle (Coteau Books, 2010)
Ghosts of Government House (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2011)
Honouring the Buffalo with Ray Lavallee and Mike Keepness 
(Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2015)

Judith Silverthorne

for the release of her newest 
young adult historical fiction novel

by Judith Silverthorne
Coteau Books
232 pp.
Ages 13+
May 2016


Saturday, May 14, 2016


1 p.m.


Sunrise Branch Library
Regina Public Library
3130 Woodhams Drive
Regina, SK

A gripping historical novel about believing in oneself and standing true to one’s convictions.

It’s 1842. 14-year-old Jennie Lawrence has been found guilty of stealing, and finds herself aboard one of the few women-only convict ships destined for Australia.

Jennie had been desperate – and, as she gets to know the other women on the convict ship – she realizes she’s not the only one. Many of the women she gets to know were trying to survive, and feed themselves and their families, before they were caught and sentenced to Australia.

It’s clear from the moment the ship sets sail that the conditions aboard are abhorrent – women are sea sick and ill from the lack of good food and water, they are beaten if they disobey orders, and sleep brings no reprieve – as bed bugs, rats, and other parasites attack them in the night.

The only way for the women to survive the boat ride is if they band together. And so, with the help of her new “family” - Sarah, Bridget, and Alice - and other convicts, Jennie battles the jailers, the ship, and the sea. But will it be enough to set them free?
Retrieved from Coteau Books website at http://coteaubooks.com/index.php?id=1047 
on March 28, 2016.

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