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Fiction Literary

Molly of the Mall

Literary Lass & Purveyor of Fine Footwear

by (author) Heidi L.M. Jacobs

NeWest Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Literary, Humorous
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    Publish Date
    May 2019
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
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WINNER of the 2020 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour!
Aspiring novelist Molly MacGregor’s life is strikingly different from a literary heroine's. Named for one of literature’s least romantic protagonists, Moll Flanders, Molly lives in Edmonton, a city she finds irredeemably unromantic, where she writes university term papers instead of novels, and sells shoes in the Largest Mall on Earth. There she seeks the other half of her young life's own matched pair. Delightfully whimsical, Heidi L.M. Jacobs’s Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear explores its namesake's love for the written word, love for the wrong men (and the right one), and her complicated love for her city.

About the author

Heidi L.M. Jacobs was born and raised in Edmonton. While attending the University of Alberta, she worked a variety of retail jobs, including selling shoes. She is currently the English and History Librarian at the University of Windsor.

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  • Winner, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

Editorial Reviews

"I loved this novel."
~Kerry ClarePickle Me This

"[A] charming debut..."
~ Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star

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