Thursday, August 02, 2007

Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Dear friends: My computer just went comatose or dead--not sure which--taking a wonderful interview and summary of Cheryl's book with it. When--if--I can get the information back, I'll post it here, but in the meantime, I present you this review From Booklist:

Originally published in Canada in 2003 (but never distributed in the U.S.), this moving story features Sarah Richardson, whose family moves from the Montana countryside to Vancouver Island just as she's about to enter sixth grade. Sarah soon finds that island life suits her perfectly--thanks, especially, to her new best friend, Goldie, whose Native American heritage Sarah finds fascinating, especially the wisdom passed to the girls from Goldie's grandmother, Nana. Sarah is also intrigued to learn that her marine-biologist father shares a passion with her new Indian friends: killer whales, which the natives revere and her father studies. Life isn't all native spirituality, however, as Sarah must confront a family tragedy that will change her life forever. Though overly melodramatic in places, Tardif's story has that perennially crowd-pleasing combination of sweet and sad that so often propels popular commercial fiction, especially coming-of-age stories. Tardif, already a big hit in Canada, may soon be a name to reckon with south of the border. Mary Frances Wilkens
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1 comment:

Cheryl Tardif said...


Since you have your site working now, will you be posting my interview?

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
author of Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention