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Lori Weber’s first young adult short story collection, Deep Girls, published by Dancing Cat Books, will be coming to bookstores in September 2018!

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Deep Girls tells stories that defy the conventions of young adult literature. The clichés of fictional relationships are tossed aside, and instead we read about girls whose relationships with their families are like the real relationships readers see in the world around them.

There are stories showing family members at their worst: a girl must stand up against expectations put on her by her parents and boyfriend; a sibling’s assault on a parent drives a young woman to dark thoughts, and admiration for a rule-bending classmate; an ill grandmother is cruel to her daughter.

Deep Girls is an astonishing collection of stories that are rich in tone and emotional complexity.”


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Lori Weber’s very first stories have been featured in an exhibit at the Atwater Library about books made in childhood! 


Lori Weber’s interview for Spreading the Word, a part of Montreal’s Blue Met Festival


Lori’s newest book is now available!

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Lori Weber’s new book for middle-grade readers, Lightning Lou, has been published by Dancing Cat Books. The book follows the story of Lou Lou, a passionate hockey player who will do anything to get onto a team. When the coach of a newly formed women’s team, The Montreal Bakers, comes calling, Lou jumps at the chance to move to the big city and play on a real team, one that will rival the Cornwall Victorias. The only catch is that Lou is hiding a big secret. The book is set to the backdrop of World War One and the Quebec conscription crisis.

Lightning Lou was recently featured in CBC Books and the Montreal Gazette


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Granny has always dreamed of playing hockey. As a child, she could only watch the boys play on the lake until her mom called her home to do more chores. Now, her granddaughter wheels her to the park, where Granny watches the kids play at the rink. One day, the doctor says Granny should take it easy, but she disagrees. So does her granddaughter. She knows that what Granny needs to perk her up is a chance to take a shot on net. With the help of the boys and girls on the ice, Granny finally fulfills her dream.

Spring 2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection 

“In classic Simply Read Books fashion this book is equal parts beautiful and charming with a dash of heart…This may just become a classic Canadian Hockey Picturebook and is certainly a great idea for a gift to a girl who plays hockey, perhaps a gift from a grandparent – or, I think that it could be used to approach the topic of ailing health in a family member and how to handle the situation (which is, of course, to treat the person just like anyone else and to keep on living life to its fullest!).”  Book Wars blog

CM Magazine – 4/4 stars review, “Highly Recommended.

One of todaysparent.com’s 21 Must Read Hockey Books