New young adult novel illustrates teenage boy’s discovery of life’s complexities

DEKALB, Ill. — Author Carol Hegberg announces the nationwide release of her new coming-of-age book, “Boundary Waters.”

Boundary Waters” narrates 13-year-old David’s first visit to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. At the lodge of his mother’s friend, David meets 23-year-old Jill on his first morning of adventuring while she is cleaning the cabin of her recently deceased grandfather. Later, David spies a man sneaking into the old cabin and informs Jill. Their adventure of finding why, who and what begins!

Along the way, the duo meets a wolf and an Indian named Pete Tallshadow, Jill disappears and David discovers his sister’s secret. In this valuable book of fiction, both learn that shame is to be dealt with and not hidden.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Hegberg is a novelist and author of two nonfiction books, several anthologies, magazine articles, children’s plays, skits and poetry. She resides in DeKalb, Illinois.

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