Road to Bliss

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Set against the vividly described Prairies in the heart of a cloistered religious sect, this is a gripping novel from a beloved Canadian author.

Fifteen-year-old Jim Hobbs, alienated from life in Toronto, hitchhikes to the Prairies on a whim, where he finds shelter in an abandoned farmhouse. There, he encounters his neighbours, members of Majestic Farm, a group that abides by an old-fashioned, ultra-conservative set of rules enforced by their ruthless pastor. When Miriam, one of the pastor’s daughters, secretly befriends Jim, they must hide their blossoming love for one another — or face terrifying consequences.

In helping Miriam to escape her religious imprisonment on the farm, Jim must risk everything.



Without his guitar, Jim Hobbs felt like the loneliest guy on the planet. Here he was on a sweltering August afternoon, parked on the running board of a transport truck waiting for the driver inside to wake up. Above him abc household movers was printed on a shiny white door. Not a lick of shade anywhere,...
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Praise for Joan Clark’s previous YA novels:
“Clark once again proves she is among the finest authors this country has produced.”
The Globe and Mail

“Joan Clark has a winner with her latest young adult novel.”
Times-Colonist (Victoria)

“Historical background seamlessly integrated into a rattling good story, the book teaches without ever being didactic.”
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