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Last Words

by Leanne Baugh

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publisher: Red Deer Press
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Sixteen-year-old Claire is walking across Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver when a good-looking young man approaches. He's laughing, talking on his cellphone. Then, when they get close, he reaches out, hands her his phone, says, "I'm sorry,? " then climbs over the railing and jumps.

This is the shockingly vivid first scene of Leanne Baugh's young adult novel, Last Words, a moment that profoundly changes Claire's life as she searches for an explanation to this mysterious suicide. In the end, Claire's investigation becomes an assertion of life, rather than a mourning over death.

Pivotal to the story is Claire meeting with Kiki, a young cancer patient whose determined passion for life inspires her to embrace the everyday. Then there's Claire's sister Belle, who has Down's syndrome and is a steady reminder that life is messy but full of possibilities.

This profound novel is rich in diverse characters that illustrate what it is to live fully in this world.

Contributor Notes

Leanne Baugh
is a TV and film script writer who has turned her talents to fiction. Author of The Story of My Face, Leanne lives in Vancouver.

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