Ava Comes Home by Lesley CreweAva Comes Home by Lesley Crewe

Ava Comes Home

byLesley Crewe

Paperback | September 1, 2008

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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.
Lesley Crewe is the author of Shoot Me (2006) and Relative Happiness (2005), 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...
Title:Ava Comes HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551096765

ISBN - 13:9781551096766


Rated 3 out of 5 by from What can I say I had high hopes for this book. I had read Kin by Lesley Crewe a while back and I guess I was expecting something similar. Though the storey was good, I didn't enjoy the way it was written. I found the voice changed very frequently making it hard to read. At times I could get the downeast feel, but more often than not, the writing felt overly formal for an east coast storey. As an eastcoaster myself I would've liked for the language and style of the writing to have been more in line with the culture.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What can I say As a Cape Breton Girl living out west this book made me homesick, happy and just wanting more!!!Great Read
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my Gosh.......this book was soooooooo GOOD! I just finished this wonderful, wonderful book. I still have tear stains on my face. I absolutely LOVED it! As a fellow Cape Bretoner, it was so nice to be able to relate to the people, places, sayings, etc. I could not put this book down. I had to find out what happened....there were times I actually held my breath! It made me laugh, it shocked me, it made me cry with both heart ache and joy. What a great read. I'm so glad my husband bought it for me for Christmas. (He has the same profession as the hero - I thought that was an awesome coincidence). Thank you, Leslie Crewe, for your touching novels; I read and loved all of them!
Date published: 2008-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Warm, Comfy Read Ava Comes Home, by Lesley Crewe, is an incredibly engaging book. Set between Hollywood and Cape Breton, an unusual combination, this is the story of Libby who comes home from her Hollywood life after 10 years. This book contained all the nuances of a Cape Breton family. The characters all rang true with their eccentricities and their ordinariness. The story itself, while a familiar tale of young love lost, pulls the reader in easily. I read this book over just a few days because I found it difficult to put down. The characters were likable and I wanted to know what happened to them. This is the first book by Crewe that I have read. But I’ve already bought another and have added this author to my list of favourites!
Date published: 2008-10-24