Book Review: The Wishing Stone and Other Myths 9781928133155

Book Review: The Wishing Stone and Other Myths 9781928133155

LiQ_Mag_July_2015_CoverThis review first appeared in the July 2015 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.

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Review by Job Patstone

The Wishing Stone and Other Myths
Author: J.M. Lavallée
ISBN 9781928133155
Price: $12.95
Morning Rain Publishing

LiQ_Mag_Sub_BannerThe Wishing Stone and Other Myths is the story of Dorothy, an 11-year-old girl who lives with her family in a fly-in, fly-out village on Quebec’s North Shore.

The book takes us through a few years of her sheltered life, living with her parents, her older sister and three brothers and all the emotions of family life.

When Dorothy unexpectedly meets a new best friend, Sara, she finally has someone with whom she can share her stories and secrets.

The relationship among the people in Dorothy’s family becomes more intense as the story progresses and eventually reaches a crisis that changes the parents and children forever.

The story seems partially autobiographical, considering the author spent her younger years living in the town mentioned in the book.

It is a comfortable little story and a pleasant read for the beach or a road trip.

Review by Job Patstone

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About Author

Job Patstone

Job Patstone was born in Hamilton, ON. and has lived in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer AB. He is presently living in Quebec City, with his wife. He worked for Xerox for 26 years and was an ESL teacher for another ten.

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