Excerpt from G&M review:
The sad fact is that some people don’t read past the first few sentences of a book review. So I want to tell you right from the start that Christy Ann Conlin’s first novel, Heave, is simply a marvellous book. With the same loving attention to the East Coast of Canada as that of novelists Ann-Marie MacDonald and Lynn Coady, Conlin weaves a tale both tragic and uplifting. She captures the flavour of life growing up in a town where everybody knows everything, every mistake you might make. And where these mistakes follow you to the grave. But this is also a town that will forgive you those mistakes, even if they don’t let you forget.
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