Three Left Turns to Nowhere is a collection of three loosely-linked young adult novellas about teens heading to Toronto for a SciFi convention and getting stuck in a possibly magical small Ontario town.
In Jeffrey Ricker’s “Roadside Assistance,” Ed Sinclair and his friends get stuck in Hopewell after their car breaks down. It’s snark at first sight when he meets local mechanic Lyn, but while they’re getting under each other’s skin, the town might show them a way into one another's hearts.
In “The Scavenger Hunt,” by J. Marshall Freeman, we meet Rome Epstein, out and proud and clueless about love. He’s hosting a giant scavenger hunt at the convention, but ends up in Hopewell. When the town starts leaving him clues for its own scavenger hunt, he discovers a boy who could be the prize he’s been searching for.
’Nathan Burgoine rounds out the collection with, “Hope Echoes.” Fielding Roy has a gift for seeing the past. His trip to reunite with friends hits an unexpected stop in Hopewell, but a long-lost love letter and two local boys give him a chance to do more than watch the past. This time, Fielding might be able to fix the present.
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And here’s an conversation with the three authors you might enjoy on the creation of the book and what the stories mean to us: