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2014 Nominee
Voted 5 out of 20

Between Heaven and Earth

By Eric Walters. Published in 2012 by Orca

In this innovative new series from Orca, seven authors tell seven stories about seven grandsons, with all of the stories taking place during the same time. After the death of their grandfather, each of the boys is sent on a journey, funded and pre-planned, described to them through individual letters. Between Heaven and Earth is Eric Walters’ contribution to the series and follows the oldest grandson on his adventures abroad. When 17-year-old DJ opens his letter, he finds that his grandfather has set an unusual and particularly difficult task for him, one that challenges him physically, emotionally, and psychologically, pushing him to his limits. DJ must climb Mount Kilimanjaro to spread his grandfather’s ashes, at the Ceiling of Africa, between heaven and earth. 

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