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Darcy Tamayose

Darcy Tamayose lives in Lethbridge, Alberta where she wrote for a local magazine and also worked as a graphic designer. Today she is a communications officer with the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She is also a PhD candidate.

Fiction (Juvenile)

Katie Be Quiet

Regina: Couteau Books for Kids, 2008.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Still reeling from the sudden death of her composer father, 13-year-old Katie faces bullies at school, her mother’s weird new friends, and a mystery that must be solved before it’s too late.


Odori: A Novel

Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2007.
PS8639 .A553 O34 2007

Publisher’s Synopsis

In the spring of 1999, Eddie Lanier loses control of his old Ford and together with his wife, Mai Yoshimoto-Lanier, crashes through the guardrails of the bridge over the Belly River in Rainmaker Hills, Alberta. Eddie dies. Mai falls into a coma, which takes the form of a dream world, somewhere between heaven and earth, in which the ghost of her basan (great-grandmother), a kataribe (storyteller) from Okinawa, tells her the history of the Ryukyuan Kingdom, myths of the Tree Gods, the Sky Gods, human lumps of clay, and the story of her own family.


Publisher Cormorant Books via Thomas Allen & Son Limited