The Glory Wind & Rain Shadow by Valerie Sherrard

Miramichi's resident young people's author Valerie Sherrard has had many of her books shortlisted and awarded in various categories, and The Glory Wind and Rain Shadow are no exceptions. I am reviewing these middle-grade reader books together since they both take place in the fictional town of Junction, Manitoba in the mid 1940s, and Rain Shadow compliments some of the story lines in The Glory Wind, so for the most emotional impact, The Glory Wind should be read first, but this is by no means a requirement.

Best Fiction of 2021

To complement our "Top Ten Posts of 2021" list (which included an interview, poetry and non-fiction titles), we will now turn our attention to the best fiction of the year. The selections below are based on the recommendations of The Miramichi Reader's team of contributors.