The Continuity Girl by Leah MclarenThe Continuity Girl by Leah Mclaren

The Continuity Girl

byLeah Mclaren

Mass Market Paperback | April 16, 2007

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Meredith is a continuity girl. Her job is to make sure that the details in every scene on a film shoot are consistent. She is the error catcher. The needle- n-the-haystack finder. A cigarette in the left hand when it should be in the right, a prematurely melted ice cube in a half-empty glass of Scotch, a stray lock of an actor’s hair—these are the details by which she measures out her life.

She’s perfect at it—until she wakes up on the morning of her 35th birthday yearning for a baby, and her personal sense of continuity is plunged into chaos. Meredith’s quest to become pregnant on her own terms leads her across the Atlantic, where she discovers a web of secrets that changes the way she sees both her working life and the nature of love.

One of Canada’s most provocative young writers, Leah McLaren is best known for her popular column in The Globe and Mail’s Style section.The Continuity Girl is her bestselling debut novel, a hilarious and fiercely honest take on the complexity of life and love for the modern professional woman.

LEAH MCLAREN’s weekly column inThe Globe and Mailreaches millions of Canadian readers every week. She has served as the paper’s London arts correspondent and was nominated for aNational Newspaper Awardfor her work abroad. While McLaren was in the UK, her writing was published inThe Times, The London Evening Standard, The Sunday Telegra...
Title:The Continuity GirlFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:April 16, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006391303

ISBN - 13:9780006391302

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Continuity Girl Funny, modern, well written! Modern, responsible, career girl wants a baby...
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Twisted I enjoyed some things about this novel ... a madcap mother, a creative and unique job and an obsessed desire to have a baby; however, I really took issue with the casual inclusion of two instances of 'kiddie porn' and the main character, Meredith's lackluster response to it. Quite honestly, Ms. McLaren, both of these situations would warrant a report to the police (eating sushi off of a young naked girl) and an art exhibit featuring naked children in provocative poses. I find it difficult to understand why an author would want to include these disturbing scenes in a light and humorous 'chick-lit' novel, particularly when it's presumably about a woman who desperately wants a child. Makes no sense to me.
Date published: 2007-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not the average chick-lit To me, it's insulting to call this novel as "chick-lit". It is, by far, much more than that. It is the writing that the masters of fiction are made of. To call it "chick-lit" debases the content and the author herself. The characters are real, and the situations are intense and thoughtful. Nuances are McLaren's main weapon, and she uses them to the utmost skill. It makes me think that it is only called "chick-lit" because the author is female and the main character is female as well. But, by far, it is more than that, and definitely warrents a read, if not a rave of good content.
Date published: 2007-04-23