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Santiago’s Purple Skies at Morning’s Light

Santiago’s Purple Skies at Morning’s Light
by Bernadette Gabay Dyer

Publisher: Hidden Brook Press
Genre: fiction; young adult
Format: trade paperback; 405 pages
Price: $34.50


This young adult coming-of-age story will appeal to readers who love interesting female characters, plot lines with lots of intrigue and mystery, and tales that move through a variety of locations. As a result of personal tragedies, Irish-Canadian teenager Kathleen Dunkley moves to Toronto from “up north”. There she is befriended by Walker T Robinson, a Jamaican who rents rooms to two women in their 20s. When one of the renters learns she has inherited money and a piece of property in Jamaica near Montego Bay, the three young women plus Walker T launch into an adventure – one that includes a haunted house, a voodoo-practising “witch”, and an eerie “presence” that seems to follow Kathleen everywhere. 


What people are saying about this book:

“You don’t need to go to Jamaica… You will see, taste, smell, hear – and quite possibly fear – Jamaica in this rich, heartfelt and … spooky … tale.”                              – Joe Mahoney, author and CBC director