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Fiction Contemporary Women

Relative Happiness

by (author) Lesley Crewe

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Contemporary Women, Love & Romance, Small Town & Rural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551095493
    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price
    $4.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774711231
    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551098357
    Publish Date
    Jul 2014
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551096964
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

First released in 2005 as one of Vagrant Press's inaugural titles, Lesley Crewe's debut novel, Relative Happiness, garnered rave reviews. 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.

Reviews for Relative Happiness:"Against the backdrop of Cape Breton's windy beaches, author Lesley Crewe delivers real people living real lives. We give her our highest kudo: we couldn't put the book down." -Aloft Magazine

"The novel is quite exceptional and shows that Crewe has the potential to become a leading author within this genre." -New Brunswick Reader

"This is Crewe's first novel and quite frankly, I'm astonished to know that. Her graceful prose and her ability to turn a familiar story into something with such raw, dramatic power are skills that many veteran novelists have yet to develop." -Halifax Chronicle Herald

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.

Lesley Crewe's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Margaret & John Savage First Book Award

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