What is it they say? 'You can take the girl out of Cape Breton, but you can't take the Cape Breton out of the girl'. For the lead character in this book - Ava or Libby as she was known at home - that saying proves more true than most. Best selling author Lesley Crewe received rave reviews for this 2008 novel and it's the perfect addition to our "Great Summer Reads" collection - complete with family drama, broken hearts and a whole lot of page turning goodness!
About the book...
From the author of "Relative Happiness" and "Shoot Me" comes a riveting story about one terrible secret-a secret kept in shame, buried deep for self-preservation, and exposed in a moment that changes forever the lives of everyone involved.
Ava Harris is a famous actress living the life of the rich and fabulous in L.A. when a family crisis calls her home. It's been ten years since she's set foot in Glace Bay, Cape Breton- back when she was plain old Libby MacKinnon. Why she ran away, no one knows. Returning home, she must face her family, her friends, and her first love, Seamus O'Reilly, whose heart broke the day she left.
Ava is a good little actress, determined that no one will know what happened. She will keep the truth buried at all costs-even if she has to run again. But secrets have a way of surfacing, especially in a small town, and love has a way of blasting through the toughest barriers. While Ava can never go home again, perhaps Libby finally can.
About the Author...
Lesley Crewe is a storyteller, screenwriter and author of five novels including "Her Mother's Daughter", "Hit and Mrs." and "Relative Happiness", which was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Her new book, Kin, is scheduled to release this fall. 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 on Cape Breton Island.
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