Running Toward Home

Running Toward Home

Book - 2006
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Transferred between foster homes for most of his life#44; twelve year old Corey Brinkman has developed a bad habit of running away#46; His new foster parents#44; Wilma and Ben Howard#44; are determined to make their home his for life#44; but old habits are hard to break#46;

Wilma takes Corey to the Calgary Zoo for his annual visit with his birth mother#44; despite her discomfort about Tina Brinkman and the fever Corey is pretending not to have#46; When Corey goes missing at the zoo#44; his two mothers are forced into an uneasy truce in the search for their son#46;

Running Toward Home reveals the complex relationships surrounding a foster child#44; and the fine line between protection and standing in the way of life lessons#46; For twenty#45;four hours the Calgary Zoo becomes the entire world#44; and the lines between the nurturing instincts in animals and humans become blurred#46;

Publisher: Edmonton, Alta. : NeWest Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781897126011
Characteristics: 219 p. ;,22 cm.


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