Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for 
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart
Series: n/a
Age/Genre: Middle Grades, Contemporary
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Goodreads
Five years.

That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.

It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.

Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished―the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box―she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it.

Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys...

Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her “once upon a time” into a “happily ever after.”
This cover caught my eye, when I scrolling through the publisher's catalog, and when I read the synopsis, I knew the universe made me notice it for a reason.

My love for grief and loss books is well documented, and I have developed quite an adoration for middle grades this year. Coyote Sunrise ticks both those boxes, plus the synopsis might have made me a little teary-eyed, and I am all about letting books hit me in the feels.

Aside from all the emotional stuff, my interest in piqued by a few other things:

  • The kid's name is Coyote and her dad is Rodeo. Interesting names usually belong to interesting people. 
  • They have been running from their grief for 5 years! That's quite a long time to leave that wound open. 
  • I love the idea of meeting all these strangers while on their journey. They sound like a colorful group of characters, each with a story to tell. 
  • From that last sentence, I sense this one will leave me with a full heart, and you guys know I love that stuff. 


What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

26 comments:

  1. This does sound like a fun adventure. And I bet this would be a great movie too. Would love to read this:)

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    1. With a title like that, it should be a film. It sounds all sorts of coming-of-age epic

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  2. Middle grade + grief? Nope, too much for my tender heart. :) It sounds like a truly moving story but I swear I just can’t handle little kids who are grieving. *sobs*

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    1. MGs does it so well though. It's tender and sweet and honest, but not gut wrenching, and it's always hopeful. I have been loving all the MG books I have read lately.

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  3. Cute pick! Not my kind of read but I hope you positively love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. That cover really is quite eye-catching! I love a great middle grade novel and this one sounds like it is going to be lovely. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. The combination of cover and title caught my attention, and the blurb made me add it to my TBR.

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  5. Cool cover and interesting blurb! I hope it's everything you hope for when you finally read it. :)

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  6. This sounds like a lovely story - hope you enjoy it!

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  7. this sounds like a nice read. also, that cover is so beautiful!! but I'm still finding way around middlegrade novels. Hope you enjoy this, Sam! Happy reading! :)

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    1. I think the middle grades authors have been killing it this year. They are tackling so meaty topics and doing it so well.

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  8. I haven't really read much MG. I do like this cover though too!

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    1. I enjoy picking up MG every once in a while, and the releases have been rally high quality

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  9. What? Coyote and Rodeo??? This is so cool like my kids would say ;-) Sophie @bewareofthereader

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    1. Their names made me smile. I am imagining hippies, and I am eager to learn more about them.

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  10. This one is completely new to me but I enjoy a good book about grief myself so I will have to keep an eye out for it.

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    1. The title caught me and when I found out it was a grief and loss book with a 5 year road trip, I was pretty much hooked.

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  11. I hadn't heard of this one before, but I love reads like this too. I'll be anxiously awaiting your review for it. :)

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    1. I didn't request it, because I have a million January review books, but I hope to get to it at some point

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  12. I do love my grief and loss books too but I haven't really been enjoying middle grade lately. So I don't think this is going to be one for me. But I do hope you will be able to read it and love it x

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    1. Middle grades have been amazing for me lately. I try to read a few every month.

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