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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Reviews:
“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, Founder of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

“With a cast of interesting yet believable characters, Road Signs That Say West gives a realistic look into the lives and relationships of three very different yet inextricably linked sisters.…The sisters in this story are believable and familiar without the author’s resorting to clichés….The mentions of various cities and landmarks across the country is a perfect way to draw readers into the story. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine

“Despite the weight of the themes Road Signs is funny and full of heart, with skillful depiction of the hooks and barbs of sibling rivalry.”—Atlantic Books Today

“I was pulled to the storyline about three sisters who take a road trip.…I like stories that center on sisterhood.”—Library of Clean Reads

“I often wonder if I was brave enough to simply get in the car and drive, if I would have had the adventures sisters Hanna, Claire and Megan had in Road Signs That Say West—Booktime