Mavis and MernaBook - 2005
Winner of the IODE Toronto Chapter Jean Troop Book Award and the IODE Violet Downey Award
Merna and Joe Gully are the owners of the busiest store in Fortune's Cove. Mavis is a young girl who loves everything about the store and dreams of buying all the wonderful things she sees But then Joe dies suddenly and Merna closes the store, sparking rumors that she has inherited a fortune.
So, one fall night, Mavis sneaks across town to the Gully house to see if she can spot evidence of these supposed riches. Instead of finding money, she finds a lifelong friendship
This poignant story of loss and the healing power of friendship is Ian Wallace at his finest.