Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce is the author of seventy books for adults and young adults. He has taught at Dalhousie University for the past twenty-five years and is publisher of Pottersfield Press. He's worked as a rehab counselor, a freight hauler, a corn farmer, a janitor, a journalist, a lead guitarist, a newspaper boy, and a well digger. He also hosts a nationally-syndicated TV talk show on BookTelevision. Along with the Surf Poets, he has released two poetry/music albums, Long Lost Planet and Sea Level.

 

 

 

 

  


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256 pages / paper

Available in the US
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Raising Orion
 

ISBN: 978-1-897235-80-5

 

Raising Orion tells the tale of an eccentric, timeless woman, Molly, a second-hand bookshop owner, and her childhood as the daughter of the last lighthouse keeper of Devil’s Island at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour. At its core, Raising Orion is a novel of discovery, and a chronicle of intense individualism where to believe you can set the stars in the sky will make it so.
Molly is an enigmatic person, powerful over her own destiny. She is at the centre of an eclectic, unlikely group of people — customers of  her bookstore that have become her friends — searching for meaning in their own lives through the books they find in her store. Their test begins when Molly is on the verge of being criminally charged for interfering with authorities in rescuing a young cancer patient. Her dedicated book-customer friends must help save her, which, given Molly’s eccentricities, philosophical outlooks, and strong independence, isn’t an easy task.

  • Longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Fiction

 

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