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Lesley Choyce


Canada (b.1951)

Lesley Choyce is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia. He is the author of more than 80 books for adults, teens and children. He teaches in the English Department and Transition Year Program at Dalhousie University. He is a year-round surfer and founding member of the 1990s spoken word rock band, The SurfPoets. Choyce also runs Pottersfield Press, a small literary publishing house and hosted the national TV show, Off The Page, for many years. His books have been translated into Spanish, French, German and Danish and he has been awarded the Dartmouth Book Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.

Lesley Choyce was born in New Jersey in 1951 and moved to Canada in 1978 and became a citizen.

His YA novels concern things like skateboarding, surfing, racism, environmental issues, organ transplants, and rock bands.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
Novels
   Downwind (1984)
   Second Season of Jonas McPherson (1989)
   Skateboard Shakedown (1989)
   Wave Watch (1990)
   Wrong Time Wrong Place (1991)
   The Ecstasy Conspiracy (1992)
   Clearcut Danger (1993)
   Good Idea Gone Bad (1993)
   Dark End of Dream Street (1994)
   Magnificent Obsessions (1994)
   The Republic of Nothing (1994)
   Big Burn (1995)
   Trap Door to Heaven (1995)
   Falling Through The Cracks (1996)
   Go For It, Carrie (1997)
   Dance the Rocks Ashore (1997)
   Carrie's Crowd (1998)
   World Enough (1998)
   Roid Rage (1999)
   Far Enough Island (2000)
   Carrie's Camping Adventure (2001)
   Cold Clear Morning (2001)
   Refuge Cove (2002)
   Shoulder The Sky (2002)
   Sea of Tranquility (2003)
   Carrie Loses Her Nerve (2003)
   Revenge of the Optimist (2003)
   Thunderbowl (2004)
   Smoke and Mirrors (2004)
   Sudden Impact (2005)
   Deconstructing Dylan (2006)
   Wave Warrior (2007)
   The End of the World as We Know It (2007)
   Book of Michael (2008)
   Skate Freak (2008)
   The Discipline of Ice (2008)
   Hell's Hotel (2009)
   Running the Risk (2009)
   Last Chance (2009)
   Living Outside the Lines (2009)
   Reaction (2010)
   Reckless (2010)
   Raising Orion (2010)
   Random (2010)
   Dumb Luck (2011)
   Gone Bad (2011)
   Breaking Point (2012)
   Rat (2012)
   Crash (2013)
   Jeremy Stone (2013)
   Into the Wasteland (2014)
   Scam (2016)
   Closing Down Heaven (2016)
   The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander Macneil (2017)
   Identify (2017)
   Thin Places (2017)
   Plank's Law (2017)
   Kryptonite (2018)
   The Thing You're Good At (2018)
   Broken Man on a Halifax Pier (2019)
   The Ledge (2020)
   Saltwater Chronicles (2020)
   The Rules Have Changed (2021)
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