Under the Floorboard

Wendy Ranby

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ISBN: 9780995938441

Under the Floorboard

  Author:   Wendy Ranby    
  Publisher:  Chocolate River Publishing

15-year-old Aileen never feels good enough to please her mother. When she pries up the floorboard at her aunt’s house, she sheds a light on the dark secret she worked so hard to forget. Why does no one ever talk about her baby sister Claire and what happened to her?

Then her mother announces she’s pregnant and starts acting strange. After the baby is born, her mother descends into a depression, and Aileen has to cope with the effect this has on both her and her family. Life isn’t easy when your parent has a mental health issue. Especially when no one talks to you about it. Honesty is tough. Is it possible her mother has secrets of her own and is Aileen ready for the truth? Miscommunications abound, but underneath there is love—even if it is hard to feel it sometimes.

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ISBN associated with this title:9780995938441
Item MC0223
PublisherChocolate River Publishing
PublisherChocolate River Publishing
Published onSeptember 20 2018
Language eng
Pages 224
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight278(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Wendy Ranby is a teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching "literally every grade". She currently teaches grade 8 and is inspired every day by the life force of adolescents. She recently received her Masters of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and has also taken Creative Writing courses from U of T. Wendy enjoys travelling, rooting for the Blue Jays, working out with her golden retriever, and family time with her husband and three grown children. Under the Floorboard is her debut novel, but she has kept a journal since she was a young child. She was born and raised in Rothesay, New Brunswick and now lives in Tottenham, Ontario.