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Fiction Contemporary Women

Beholden

by (author) Lesley Crewe

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Contemporary Women, Small Town & Rural, Sagas
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771086561
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771086578
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $74.85

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Description

The story begins with Nell, the "spinster on the hill" near St. Peter's, Cape Breton. Scarred by her own childhood, she swears she could never love a child and that she will never marry, denying herself a life with the man she loves. She's proven wrong when a baby is born just down the road from her. Her love of little Jane, despite herself, propels us forward through generations trying to untangle their own traumas and secrets. Eventually, we meet Bridie—joyful, kind, capable Bridie—and see her struggling through the echoing pain of those who came before her. Her choices, her bravery, her "nest of wonderful women," and her ultimate refusal to settle for anything less than love, eventually redeem her and everyone around her—even the spinster on the hill.

As real as our own family dramas, Beholden is full of Lesley Crewe's trademark laugh-out-loud moments, heartbreaking losses, incredible women with unbreakable friendships, and the sweet wildness of Cape Breton.

About the author

Lesley Crewe is the author of Her Mother's Daughter, Hit and Mrs., Ava Comes Home, Shoot Me, and Relative Happiness, which was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Previously a freelance writer and columnist for Cape Bretoner magazine, she currently writes a column for Cahoots online magazine. Born in Montreal, Lesley lives in Homeville, Nova Scotia.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Atlantic Book Awards, Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

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