Road Signs That Say West

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Road Signs That Say West

By Sylvia Gunnery
YA Novel Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77278-023-9
List Price: $14.95 CAD / $11.95 USD
Paperback with french flaps
Trim Size: 13.97 x 20.32 cm / 5.5 x 8 inches
Pages: 224

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

They haven’t told their parents about the coast-to-coast summer road trip. They aren’t telling each other everything either.

It’s Hanna’s wild idea, of course: take their mom’s car, pack up the tent, and drive across the country. Just three sisters, one guitar, and the Trans Canada Highway. They can be back in Nova Scotia before their parents are home from Europe. She doesn’t say she wants to forget about what happened in Italy. Her youngest sister doesn’t say she keeps having nightmares about her friend’s recent suicide. Their middle sister doesn’t say much, unless it’s a complaint. But maybe they all feel, somehow, that this is their one chance to do something together, something big, before time begins to scatter them.

With empathy and insight, Sylvia Gunnery writes an engaging summer story about three sisters navigating the difficult roads of adolescence, trauma, secrets, shame, and fear for the future. Peopled with chance encounters and warmed with fireside heart-to-hearts, Road Signs That Say West is a compelling ride through real life.

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“With a cross-country road trip embarked on by three sisters, Gunnery captures the essence of the journeys that change us, leaving readers with an enduring sense of the Canadian landscape.”—Amy Mathers