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The Sweetness in the Lime

by Stephen Kimber

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holiday, non-classifiable, family life
list price: $10.99
also available: Paperback
published: 2020
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
imprint: Vagrant Press


Eli Cooper is a resolutely single, fiftysomething newspaper copy editor. He spends his nights obsessing over reporters' unnecessary "thats" and his days caring for a demented father he knows should be in twenty-four-hour care. Eli is too busy—and too self-absorbed—to acknowledge what's missing in his life. But then, on a single day in February 2008, Eli loses his job and his father. Alone and adrift, he begrudgingly accepts his sister's gift: a two-week forget-it-all vacation to Cuba. After a series of misadventures, he meets Mariela—an off-the-books, thirtysomething tour guide—and falls in love. But does Mariela fall for Eli, or is he just her ticket to a new life” Eli and Mariela each have secrets they're not ready to share—until they have no choice.

A bittersweet story that takes readers from Havana, to Halifax, to Miami, and back again, The Sweetness in the Lime is a charming, clever novel that peels back the rind to discover there really is sweetness in the lime of life.

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Stephen Kimber

STEPHEN KIMBER teaches journalism at King's College Halifax and is an author and magazine journalist.'
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