Lesley Choyce





Lesley Choyce

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in Riverside Township, New Jersey, The United States
March 21, 1951

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Lesley Choyce is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia. He is the author of more than 80 books for adults, teens and children. He teaches in the English Department and Transition Year Program at Dalhousie University. He is a year-round surfer and founding member of the 1990s spoken word rock band, The SurfPoets. Choyce also runs Pottersfield Press, a small literary publishing house and hosted the national TV show, Off The Page, for many years. His books have been translated into Spanish, French, German and Danish and he has been awarded the Dartmouth Book Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.

Lesley Choyce was born in New Jersey in 1951 and moved to Canada in 1978 and became a citizen.

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Average rating: 3.55 · 1,154 ratings · 226 reviews · 91 distinct works · Similar authors
The End of the World as We ...
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2007
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The Book of Michael
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Republic of Nothing
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Reaction
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Skate Freak
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Smoke and Mirrors
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Thunderbowl
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Sudden Impact
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Shoulder the Sky
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Random
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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“Time is like this boat that you are on. You can't see who is steering it, but it is taking you to weird unknown and sometimes awful or terrifying places.”
Lesley Choyce, The End of the World as We Know It

“She said that in writing anything, you must be perfectly honest.”
Lesley Choyce, The Book of Michael

“Life is all about change. We cling to what we know and what we have, and then we lose it, and then we regret not having it and try to replace it by finding and changing to something else.”
Lesley Choyce, The Book of Michael

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