One summer will change everything.
For as long as she can remember, Maisie has spent her summers on Kingfisher Island. She and her beloved cousin Una run wild, and Maisie feels the warm embrace of her big, extended family.
This summer Maisie needs that escape more than ever. But now everything on Kingfisher has changed: Una has returned from her mainland school a sophisticated young woman too mature for childish games, and even worse, she has an all-consuming infatuation with David Meyer, both an old friend and an older man. Soon Maisie finds herself playing second fiddle—jealous of Una and David’s closeness, and unsure of what those feelings mean.
When Maisie’s greatest attempt to maintain the special magic of her friendship with Una goes up in smoke, it seems as though all is lost. But with an enormous revelation, and a heartrending intervention, Maisie may finally discover the strength she needs to find the same peace that the island has brought her within herself.
“In her inimitable way, Pearson opens her characters’ deep emotions and powerful wills to young readers.”
“Kit Pearson’s novel is outstanding on many levels. With research and insight, she has depicted a Canadian icon as a child in a way to which young readers can relate.”
“This is Kit Pearson at the top of her game, leading us heart, line and sinker into a touching story of self-discovery.”
“Every new Kit Pearson novel is an event, and she moves into new territory of the heart with this delicately rendered coming-of-age story, so tender and true.”
“Compelling, moving and utterly believable. . . . This is the book I needed when I was twelve. I am so glad it is finally here for all the kids who need it now.”
“Full of wonder itself, A Day of Signs and Wonders is a gorgeously-written story of grief, hope, and the power of friendship.”
“A beautifully written story of the pains and joys of friendship and family, and of the glorious courage it takes to be truthful.”
“It seems, at first, as though the girls’ paths are set, but Pearson’s carefully cultivated emotional development of both characters provides Emily and Kitty with an opportunity to decide who they are going to be – and what they will do with their lives.”