Signs of You by Emily France

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Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her survival has depended on the quirky little family formed from a grief support group at school. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one. The four have stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand.

When Riley sees her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering from some sort of posttraumatic stress episode—until Jay and Kate report similar visions. Noah is the only one who hasn’t shared their experience. He withdraws from the others, skeptical and distant, and then suddenly disappears.

Riley fears the worst. As she, Jay, and Kay frantically search for their missing friend, they are drawn into the mystery surrounding a famous relic that belonged to Jay’s father—something that may contain clues about the afterlife. And in reaching for the ones who are gone, Riley uncovers hidden truths about those she hasn’t yet lost.

About Emily France

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Emily France graduated from Brown University before going to law school. She finds creative inspiration in all things spiritual, from 4 a.m. vigils in a Rocky Mountain Benedictine monastery to trekking to the Buddhist and Hindu temples of India. She now writes full-time and lives with her husband and their fearless Tibetan Spaniel in sunny Colorado—the closest place to Nirvana she’s found. Signs of You is her debut novel. Visit her online at or on Twitter @EmilyFranceBook.
Author Residence: Boulder, CO
Author Hometown: Charleston, WV
Published July 19, 2016 by Soho Teen. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Gr 9 Up—It's been two years since Riley's mother died, and while it's not exactly getting easier to deal with, Riley's gotten so much support from Kate, Jay, and Noah—her mini- support group of friends who have also lost loved ones. When Riley thinks she sees her dead mother in the supermarket, s...

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