Author Revisits 1969 With Corners

 
Corners by Corrina Austin
Corners by Corrina Austin
PIKEVILLE, N.C. - March 6, 2018 - PRLog -- Canadian author Corrina Austin explores friendship and the challenges of youth in this heartwarming story. Issues unique to children such as the stigma of a single parent and loneliness are explored in a meaningful tale that spans generations. The story seamlessly transitions back and forth between ten-year-old Davy and an adult David sharing the summer of 1969 with his own son. Suited for middle graders and adults alike, this relatable coming-of-age tale will capture reader's hearts and send them on a quest to create their own special corner.

"Austin's message of true friendship and selflessness will resonate...strong addition to the realistic fiction genre." - Library Journal

"This book was so engaging! Five out five stars." - TDC Book Reviews

"This is a story about love and loss, wrapped in a blanket of friendship... reminds me of the storytelling method used in The Princess Bride." - Gina @ Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


Everyone needs their own special corner...

It's 1969 and ten-year-old Davy is in a predicament. With two weeks remaining of the summer holidays, he's expelled from the public pool for sneaking into the deep end and almost drowning. How will he break the news to his hard-working single mother? She's at the diner all day, Davy has no friends, and he's too young to stay by himself.

The answer lies in his rescuer, mysterious thirteen-year-old Ellis Wynn. Visiting her Grammy for the summer, Ellis offers to babysit Davy. She teaches him about "corners"–forgotten or neglected areas fixed up special. Together, the kids tackle several "corners" and Davy learns what it means to bring joy to others.

Davy begins to wonder, though. Why does Ellis want to be his friend? Why doesn't she ever smile? And is Davy just one of Ellis' "corners?"

Corrina Austin grew up in the 1960's. She became a mother of four and an elementary school teacher, but always found time between work and family for writing. From childhood to the present, if she wasn't reading a book, she was writing one. While honing her craft as a writer, Corrina strives to infuse the ordinary with beauty, whimsy, and connection. She lives in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Corners is available March 6, 2018 online, retail, and in all eBook formats. Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. Juvenile Fiction/Adult-Coming of Age, Trade paperback $10.95 ISBN 9781939844392, eBook $3.99 ISBN 9781939844408 http://DancingLemurPress.com

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