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Groundwood Books

A Thief in the House of Memory

Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

For students in grades - 6 | Published August 16, 2004 | ISBN 9781554980444
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

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224 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

A Thief in the House of Memory

Tim Wynne-Jones

It has been six years since sixteen-year-old Dec's free-spirited mother, Lindy, disappeared. Dec feels so trapped in the present that he has avoided examining his past. But when an intruder dies in the museum-like family home, the man's death sends forth tremors that reawaken forgotten memories. Suddenly Dec is flooded with visions of his mother so tangible it's hard to believe they're not real.

At least Dec has his best friend -- gifted, funny Ezra -- to help him sort out what's real and what isn't. But as Dec's dream visions of his mother turn into nightmares, Ezra announces he's going away, leaving Dec haunted by questions that must be answered. What did happen to his mother? And who really is the thief in the house of memory?

About the Author

Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. He lives in Perth, Ontario. Visit Tim Wynne-Jones' website:

Awards and Praise
  • Short-listed CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 2005
  • Long-listed Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006