Lesley Crewe


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Lesley grew up in Montreal, PQ. After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in English and Education, she and her hubby settled down in Homeville, Cape Breton and raised a family.

From 2000-2005, Lesley was a features writer and columnist (Home Fires) for Cape Bretoner Magazine, and from 2005-2009, a columnist (Lesley's Letters) with the on-line magazine, Cahoots.

In 2005 her first novel, Relative Happiness, was published by Vagrant Press, the fiction imprint of Nimbus Publishing. It was and instant bestseller, and was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. She has since written nine other novels.

In 2012, Relative Happiness was optioned for film, and in 2014, Lesley's characters came to life on the big s
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Mary, Mary

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Relative Happiness

3.84 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Kin

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Beholden

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Ava Comes Home

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Her Mother's Daughter

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Shoot Me

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Hit & Mrs.

3.56 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Chloe Sparrow

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“So often there are crossroads in your life, when things can go right or horribly wrong. We never know when something we say or do will turn a person's life around.”
Lesley Crewe, Amazing Grace

“All of us think our mothers have to be perfect, better than anyone else. It's too bad we don't see them as people until we grow up ourselves.”
Lesley Crewe, Amazing Grace

“You take all this for granted. You do it every day of your life, eating with your loved ones around you, but you hardly ever stop to think about what a gift it is. How fortunate we are to have this quiet time at the end of the day.”
Lesley Crewe, Amazing Grace

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