Tilly and the Crazy Eights by Monique Gray Smith is longlisted for Canada Reads 2021!
This incredible novel won the 2019/20 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award.
Now available as an epub, in print, and as an audiobook, Tilly and the Crazy Eights will charm you as swiftly it did the selectors for the 2021 Canada Reads competition! The 2021 shortlist will be announced on January 14th.
Congratulations to Monique Gray Smith!
An unexpected journey can be powerful medicine.
When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket list road trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said goodbye to her family and is behind the wheel—ready to embark on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for each and every one of the seniors on the trip, who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.”
With friendships forged, love found, hearts broken and mended, Tilly and the Crazy Eights feel ready for anything by the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico. But are they?