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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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

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.”
Books in Canada


From the Trade Paperback edition.