Cover image for The Ghost Road / Charis Cotter
Title:
The Ghost Road / Charis Cotter
ISBN:
9781101918890
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Tundra, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
356 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
Abstract:
On her summer vacation, Ruth and her cousin Ruby begin exploring their family history, discovering that a twin from the previous generation was rumored to have The Sight and could see the Ghost Road leading to the lost settlement of Slippers Cove.
Holds:
Copies:

Available:*

Copy
Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
1
Searching...
COT Book Junior Collection
Searching...
1
Searching...
COT Book Junior Collection
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

For the first time, Ruth is heading to Newfoundland to stay with family she's never met instead of spending the summer traveling with her dad. When she arrives, she finds Newfoundland is very different from her life in Toronto--people there are much more friendly, but also superstitious, believing in ghosts and The Sight and family curses. Ruth's cousin Ruby is also staying for the summer, and the two discover they have a lot in common- they both lost their moms when they were two years old, they're the same age and they even like the same food. But while Ruby believes in spirits and fairies, Ruth believes in science and cold, hard facts.

When they find ominous information on some tombstones in the local cemetery, Ruth and Ruby start investigating their family's past and discover that twin girls are born in every generation, and every set of twins dies young, leaving their children without mothers. What's more, one of the twins always has The Sight and can see the Ghost Road that leads to the mysterious lost settlement of Slippers Cove. What happened there? What does it have to do with their family? And who is the ghostly presence that keeps visiting Ruth late at night?

The answers lie somewhere along the Ghost Road . . . if they can only find it.


Author Notes

CHARIS COTTER grew up beside a cemetery and has been living with ghosts ever since. She studied English in university and went to drama school in London, England. Her spooky, suspenseful first novel, The Swallow , was nominated for many awards and received countless honors, and her second novel, The Painting , is "full of emotional truth and connection" according to Kirkus Reviews . Charis has worked extensively in schools and libraries from coast to coast, using drama and storytelling to bring her books to life. Her performances of Newfoundland ghost stories have thrilled audiences of all ages, from Florida to Vancouver Island. She lives at the end of the road beside the ocean, in one of the most haunted parts of Newfoundland.