The Flickering Light

By Christina Kilbourne

The Flickering Light
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Being an only child with eccentric parents in the 1950s makes life a challenge for Will Cassidy, but it is nothing compared to how difficult life gets when Penny, his two-year-old cousin, comes to live with his family. Then, just when life returns to normal again, his relatives ... Read more


Overview

Being an only child with eccentric parents in the 1950s makes life a challenge for Will Cassidy, but it is nothing compared to how difficult life gets when Penny, his two-year-old cousin, comes to live with his family. Then, just when life returns to normal again, his relatives appear out of thin air to reclaim Penny and her father turns up dead in the trunk of his flashy new car. It is many years before Will discovers the truth about the murder and who had a hand to play in it, but not before he can make amends and understand the past for what it was. "The Flickering Light" reveals the story about the strengths and the weaknesses of families, about how relationships ride parallel tracks for years then one day merge, how lost time can be recaptured, and how the truth can make up for what once was lost.

Christina Kilbourne

Christina Kilbourne was born in southwestern Ontario and spent her elementary and high school years in Muskoka, a resort area two hours north of Toronto. She graduated with an Honours B.A. degree in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and completed her M.A. degree in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario. She previously published five books of adult, young adult, and juvenile fiction, and has had two of her novels translated into Ukrainian and Portuguese. Her book "Dear Jo" won three young reader choice awards in Canada in the same year - one in Manitoba, one in Saskatchewan, and one in British Columbia. It was also nominated for a New York State young reader choice award. She currently lives near Bracebridge, Ontario.

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