"Lawson delights in weaving suspense, sharp
plot twists, dollops of fantasy,
and occasional moments of delicious terror into a surprising variety
Halifax Regional Library Guide
Blinding Light recounts the story of the explosion that devastated
Halifax, NS on December 6, 1917—the single largest man-made explosion
in history before the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945.
and beautifully written novel. The appealing main characters,
emotional realism and searing descriptions
make this dramatic event
immediate and unforgettable."
Pearson, Winner of the Governor-General’s Award for Children’s Literature
Find out more about this book!
a CTV interview with Julie Lawson about A Blinding Light,
conducted at Fort Needham Memorial Park on (a very rainy!) December
6, the centenary of the Halifax Explosion.
Enhanced Audio iBooks
A Morning to Polish and Keep and Midnight
in the Mountains are now interactive and audio enhanced iBooks,
narrated by the author.
Dear Canada series