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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 is the author of over 90 books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and young adult fiction. His previous verse novel, Jeremy Stone, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. He runs Pottersfield Press and has been teaching English and creative writing at Dalhousie and other universities for over thirty years. He has won The Dartmouth Book Award, The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Ann Connor Brimer Award. He lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

 

His body of work defies categorization.

 

— Macleans

 

A national treasure.

 

— Ottawa Citizen

 

Life enhancing, LIfe celebrating

 

— Quill & Quire

 

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

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