Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels (including Life on the Refrigerator Door, which was longlisted for the UK’s Carnegie Medal), and two picture books. Her work has been published in 29 countries. Born and raised in London, England, she went on a journey at 18 that included stops in Cambodia, the United States, Vietnam, Australia, and the Cook Islands. Kuipers now lives in Saskatoon with her partner, the writer Yann Martel, and their four young children.
Me (and) Me
It’s Lark’s 17th birthday, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. But while in a canoe out on the lake, Lark hears screaming. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning. Lark and Alec both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water. Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them. Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. Lark has to decide: which life is the right one?