A summer night. A Saturday. For Claire, this summer feels fantastic because she’ll be zooming off to college in the fall. For her younger sister, Natalie, it’s an okay time with her friends: summer jobs, then hanging out. Fun mostly, but nothing special.
A summer night. An accident. Life changes in a heartbeat.
In Would You, Marthe Jocelyn tells a haunting story of tragedy and loss, of how one day can shape the next and at the same time emphasize the magnitude of life.
Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. Her picture book, Hannah’s Collections, was short-listed for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the first TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She has created eight picture books, four original board books, written seven novels, one work of nonfiction for older readers, and edited two collections of short stories.
"It is difficult to overstate the brilliance of Would You...."
— The Globe and Mail
"...[an] exquisitely honed novel...."
— Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"The narrative's strength is in its candor.... A realistic and very credible account of how one family's life is inexplicably and unexpectedly shattered."
— Kirkus Review