The Medal

Much of the book is set in Kingston.  Criminal activity, a forbidden girlfriend, a joyride—they could spell disaster for 16-year-old Kilian Barker.  Then he accidentally meets Harry Goddard, a World War II veteran, living in a nursing home.  What can some ancient dude teach a streetwise foster kid?  Not much, according to Kilian.  But those medals in the display case outside Harry’s room — they could be worth something.   A coming-of-age story set in Canada and Afghanistan, interwoven with true stories of World War II and life in Kingston, Ontario.