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The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil

by Lesley Choyce

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John Alexander MacNeil is eighty years old. Sharp-tongued and quick-witted, he lives alone in rural Cape Breton, but he still cooks breakfast for his wife, who’s been dead for thirty years. He silently starts to question his own mind after stopping to pick up a hitchhiker — a hitchhiker who turns out to be his neighbour’s mailbox.

Everything shifts, though, when Emily, a pregnant teenager, shows up at his house with no place else to go. Determined to help Emily as best as he can, John must also keep the wolves from his door and maintain some semblance of sanity.

The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil is a compelling, witty and heartwarming novel by renowned Nova Scotia author Lesley Choyce.

 

About the Author
Lesley Choyce was born in New Jersey in 1951 and moved to Canada in 1978. He teaches part-time at Dalhousie University, runs Pottersfield Press and has written 52 adult and young adult books. Lesley surfs year round in the North Atlantic and is considered the father of transcendental wood splitting. He lives with his wife and two daughters in a 200-year-old farmhouse at Lawrencetown Beach overlooking the ocean. As a member of the Surf Poets he has released a poetry/music album titled Long Lost Planet.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award
Editorial Reviews

 

The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil, Lesley Choyce demonstrates again his prolific gift for storytelling… Enjoyable, entertaining and thought-provoking.

 

— Frank MacDonald, author of A Possible Madness

 

His body of work defies categorization.

 

— Macleans

 

A national treasure.

 

— Ottawa Citizen

 

Life enhancing, LIfe celebrating

 

— Quill & Quire

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