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Book Title: The Broken Thread|
The author of the book: Linda Smith
ISBN 13: 9781550503982
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Edition: Coteau Books
Date of issue: September 1st 2008
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Destroying a deadly prince, in a violent court far from her home, was not what Alina expected when she was chosen to serve on the Isle of the Weavers.
Fifteen-year-old Alina comes from a long line of women who have gone to serve on the Isle of the Weavers. One day, the weavers come and take her there, where the destiny of the world is born. Alina struggles with her trademark impatience during the training to prepare her to be a weaver.
Alina finally gets her first glimpse of the awesome tapestry, with its multitude of threads, and colours, and shifting patterns. When she impulsively repairs a broken thread, thousands of other threads in the tapestry snap. What has she done? By reconnecting a thread that was meant to be broken, she has caused the end of thousands of others.
She must undo what she has done and so is transported to a faraway land, complete unlike her own beloved isles. There she encounters a people equally different from her own. But she learns that there are basic human similarities -- love, fear, jealousy, goodness -- wherever you go. And she also learns there is more than one way to change a person's fate.
Linda Smith published the Tales of Three Lands trilogy with Coteau: The Minstrel's Daughter, Talisa's Song, and The Weathermage, as well as other fantasy titles. She also published several children's pictures books, poetry and short fiction in literary periodicals.
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Read information about the authorBorn in Lethbridge, Alberta, on April 12, 1949, Linda grew up in Calgary, Alberta. She obtained a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 1968, and then a Bachelor of Library Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1970. She worked as a children's librarian in Truro, Nova Scotia and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she was also manager of the Carlyle King Branch of Saskatoon Public Library. From 1982-1984 she pursued a Master's Degree in Children's Literature from Simmons College in Boston, and it was there that she took a writing for children course from Nancy Bond. Returning to Canada she became children's librarian at Grande Prairie Public Library in northern Alberta, and also began writing. Her first book Windshifter was published in 1995 . She wrote primarily for children and young adults, and her books benefited from her years of experience as a children's librarian and her love of children's literature. She published two linked fantasy trilogies aimed at upper elementary and junior high readers, The Freyan Trilogy, and The Tales of Three Lands Trilogy, and wrote two books for younger readers: a picture book,Sir Cassie to the Rescue, and a beginning chapter book called Kelly's Cabin. In 2008 Coteau Press posthumously published another young adult novel The Broken Thread, which in 2010 won the Alberta Literary Award for children's literature. In addition, several of her short stories were published in magazines such as On Spec, or read on CBC Radio's Alberta Anthology program.
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