On the Rim


How do you cope when your husband of more than 30 years announces he’s leaving — and you didn’t see it coming?

Ellen is blindsided by her husband’s request for a divorce and the news that everything she thought they jointly owned is in his name.

Depressed and defeated, her life spirals out of control, until she impulsively decides to buy a bike and attempt the journey of a lifetime. Nervous and tenuous at first, she eventually gains strength and confidence and sets her sights on riding to California.

Just as she determines this is something she is really going to do, tragedy strikes. The family draws together and Ellen’s husband decides he wants her back. Everyone is in favour of the plan, except Ellen, who feels that her hard-won independence is being stripped away.

Now Ellen is truly at a crossroads. For the first time in her life, she must do what is best for her, ignoring the pressures placed upon her by other people.


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About the Author

Florida Ann Town

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Florida Ann Town

Florida Town was born in Burnaby, B.C. and raised in Vancouver. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. She has published several books including With A Silent Companion (Red Deer Press) and has an extensive writing background in newspapers and radio broadcasting. Florida has a lifelong interest in outdoor sports and is a gold medalist in solo outrigger paddling at the World Master Games.