Fourteen-year-old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms
with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full
of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope
with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life.
Her favorite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park,
the art of Emily Carr, and a certain boy with a "wicked grin." At
the moment she dislikes her English teacher, shopping, and being
singled out for special treatment because of her mother's death.
Pamela is tall and slim and mostly uncomfortable with her rapidly
changing body. She is unsure of herself and unsure of the loyalty
of her friends.
In Alone at Ninety Foot Katherine Holubitsky has created a
realistic portrait of a young woman's fight to gain the strength
and courage to face up to the obstacles that life has thrown her
way. This is a novel that will make readers both laugh and cry.
Alone at Ninety Foot is Katherine Holubitsky's first novel. She
lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband, two children, two
Siamese cats and a Clumber spaniel named Nelson.