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Relative Happiness

by Lesley Crewe

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list price: $4.99
also available: eBook Paperback
category: Fiction
published: 2005
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
imprint: Vagrant Press
  • Short-listed, Margaret & John Savage First Book Award
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Filled with heartache without being maudlin, this contemporary novel about life and love in a small town debuts Lesley Crewe, Cape Breton's most original new literary voice. Lesley's writing is fresh and funny, and her portrayal of the Cape Breton spirit- strong and wry in the face of adversity- is unwaveringly authentic. As is Lexie: not since Bridget Jones has a heroine been so well drawn and so totally lovable- hang-ups, insecurities, annoying mother and all.

In creating Lexie, her sprawling extended family, and their community, Lesley Crewe restores the humour that the best literature of the Island is missing- that teasing, biting, whip-smart style that simultaneously stings and tickles. With her charming combination of hometown warmth and savoir-faire, Lesley is sure to entertain and inspire her audience, who will do well to sit up and pay attention to this rising star of mainstream women's fiction.

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About the Author

Lesley Crewe

Lesley Crewe is the author of ten novels, including Beholden, Mary, Mary, Amazing Grace, Chloe Sparrow, Kin, and Relative Happiness, which has been adapted into a feature film. Previously a freelance writer and screenwriter, her column "Are You Kidding Me?" appears weekly in the Chronicle Herald's community newspapers. Lesley lives in Homeville, Nova Scotia. Visit her at lesleycrewe.com.
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