The Big Dig

Lisa Harrington

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ISBN: 9781771087544

The Big Dig

  Author:   Lisa Harrington    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Just as fourteen-year-old Lucy is starting to figure out life after her mom’s death, her dad ships her off to Cape John, her mom’s hometown, for the summer. Worse, she has to live with her nutty great-aunt Josie, who doesn’t cook edible food or suffer fools. Soon Lucy meets Colin, freshly moved from the West Coast, who’s digging an enormous hole in his new yard. He spends every day digging deeper in protest of his family’s unilateral decision to move to this tiny oceanside community. As Colin digs in the ground, Lucy digs through her family’s history, and eventually both of them uncover a shocking truth.

The Big Dig asks big questions of its readers: Are secrets ever okay? What defines a family? And can we ever really know our parents? Lisa Harrington’s light and funny voice blends seamlessly with Lucy’s grief, creating an authentic and riveting emotional landscape.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781771087544
Item NB1425
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on June 11 2019
Language eng
Pages 248
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5.25(in)
Shipping weight288(g)
Lisa Harrington's novels include 2018's The Goodbye Girls, Twisted, shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association's YA Book of the year, Live to Tell, winner of the White Pine, Ann Connor Brimer, and SYRCA Snow Willow Awards, and Rattled, published in 2010 to critical praise. Her work has also appeared in A Maritime Christmas. Lisa lives in Halifax with her family and puppy, Hermione. Visit Lisa online at

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