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Children's Fiction Death & Dying

Foghorn Passage

by (author) Alison Lohans

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Dec 1996
Death & Dying, People with Disabilities
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 1996
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


Matt Bruckner, a brilliant violinist, is left paraplegic after a tragic car accident that also claimed the life of his sister. When sixteen-year-old Sammie Franklin visits him, she just wants to run away from his pain and the unfairness of it all. But somehow she can't.

By staying can she help Matt find a reason to live? As their difficult friendship develops, Sammie must come to terms with another pain - the recent death of her father.

About the author

Alison Lohans is an award-winning, internationally published author of many books for young people, most recently "River Rat" and "This Land We Call Home," which won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. She has also worked as a writing instructor and a music teacher, and served as Writer in Residence in addition to doing hundreds of author talks across Canada. Born and raised in central California, Alison immigrated to Canada during the Vietnam War years. She has two grown sons and gets great enjoyment from her passion for music, playing cornet, recorder and cello in several amateur groups in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Editorial Reviews

Highly recommended for any young adult who has lost a family member, friend, or pet.
- Denver Public Schools Review

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