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The Chat With Anne Fleming

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This week we turn to magical YA fiction on The Chat. I’m in conversation with BC-based author Anne Fleming, author of The Goat. This charming novel follows Kid, who accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, but hears rumours of a goat living on the roof of her building and decides to investigate.

Of the book, Kirkus Reviews says “Fleming has created delightfully eccentric and warmhearted characters that exist in a close-knit community in lovely, accurately described New York City venues.” According to The National Post, “If Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach made a kids’ movie (pun intended), this would certainly be their script.”

Anne Fleming is the author of Pool-Hopping and Other Stories (shortl …

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Peterson, Zoey Leigh -- credit Vivienne McMaster

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