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Second Story Press

Tilly and the Crazy Eights
By (author): Monique Gray Smith
9781772600759 Paperback, Trade, Adhesive bound English General Trade FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal British Columbia Oct 09, 2018 Print Run: 6000
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in 230 pages Second Story Press
Loan Stars October 2018 Adult Top 10 Picks 2018, Commended Loan Stars October 2018 Adult Top 10 Picks 2018, Commended
Entertaining, moving and insightful, Tilly and the Crazy Eights is both an adventure story and a healing journey.

When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.” The Crazy Eights each choose a stop—somewhere or something they’ve always wanted to experience—on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque. Their plan is to travel to Las Vegas, Sedona, and the Redwood Forests, with each destination the inspiration for secrets and stories to be revealed. The trip proves to be powerful medicine as they laugh, heal, argue, and dream along the way. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, with friendships forged and hearts mended, feel ready for anything. But are they?

Victoria launch Monique Gray Smith appearing at Vancouver Writers' Festival ARCs/advance copy mailing to key reviews/media Digital advanced review copies on NetGalley, Edelweiss Promotion to media, Indigenous journalists and coverage Promotion to: schools, libraries Promoting book at BEA, ALA, ABA Social Media Promotion Advertising in Cdn. Trade Publications Bookmarks Co-op Available

Monique Gray Smith is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and a proud mom of teenage twins. She is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her novel Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature. She is the author of My Heart Fills with Happiness and several other bestselling books for children. Monique and her family are blessed to live on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEC people near Victoria, British Columbia.

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Loan Stars October 2018 Adult Top 10 Picks - Loan Stars

Most powerfully, Smith infuses her novel with joy, love, and laughter and suggests that these could be what determine the future after all. - Quill & Quire

Road trips, by design, tend to ratchet up all sorts of feelings. The charming characters in Tilly and the Crazy Eights squabble and make up, they laugh and forgive. ... But the book also carries an undercurrent of pain and loss, in particular, the story of Sarah and her sister, Annie, both of whom still hold secrets from their time at residential school. - Sue Carter, The Toronto Star

Though this book, like most of Smith’s work, celebrates Indigenous lives and resilience, non-Indigenous folks will learn from the sharing of these stories. I am grateful for the rollicking journey and encourage everyone to board this bus. - Herizons

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