Kin by Lesley CreweKin by Lesley Crewe


byLesley CreweBy (artist)Deanne Fitzpatrick

Paperback | September 4, 2012

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Traditions, created, and subverted. Love, nurtured and destroyed. Friendships, marriages, and the wild beauty of Cape Breton Island. And above all, kin, in all its convoluted forms.

In Kin, bestselling author Lesley Crewe traces the tangled lines of loyalty, tragedy, joy, and love through three generations of families. Beginning with Annie Macdonald, an effervescent seven-year-old living in Glace Bay in the 1930s, and ending with Annie's great-niece Hilary, an idealistic twenty-year-old in Round Island in 2000, the story is complex and riveting. The cast of characters is vast and varied-some with the island's deliciously cutting wit, some dour and uptight, some frail, some resilient, and all inextricably bound by their shared histories.

Brimming with humour and poignancy, Kin is a celebration of the heartbreaking, maddening joy that is family.

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 Montrea...
Title:KinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551099225

ISBN - 13:9781551099224

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do you like to laugh and cry??? Incredible read. I really feel so close with these characters. Their stories moved me so much, I recommend this novel to so many people.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Lesley Crewe is an amazing author who keeps you on the edge of your seat for the duration of this both humorous and heartbreaking story.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book This is a must read. Captures your attention to the very end. The characters were so engaging. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read!!! Best book I have read in years. I bought it for my mom and best friend knowing they would love it to.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't stop until I was done I stayed up all night I wanted to get take it all in.... so many emotions.. brings back childhood memories . SO descriptive in surroundings and the characters... like you know them
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Lesley has given us a wonderful group of characters and a roller coaster of emotions, all wrapped into an amazing story.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Made a good effort Crewe was able to draw me into the life of her characters. She created a great sense of "place" and deep connection to family and the land. Reminded me of my own connection to the place I grew up in. Spanning four generations created alot of characters to try and keep track of. Found that tiring at times. Some of the characters I found superficially portrayed. Wanted to know more about what motivated them in some cases. Crewe left the reader to figure that out which I also appreciated but more character development would have helped me figure that out more. Realize that character development would have made the book longer too so perhaps covering only three generations would have given more time for it.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kin Fabulous book!....keep the box of tissues close tho :-)
Date published: 2014-02-27