Relative HappinessBook - 2005
First released in 2005 as one of Vagrant Press's inaugural titles, Lesley Crewe's debut novel, Relative Happiness , garnered rave reviews. Lesley's writing is fresh and funny, and her portrayal of the Cape Breton spirit--strong and wry in the face of adversity--is unwaveringly authentic.
Reviews for Relative Happiness:"Against the backdrop of Cape Breton's windy beaches, author Lesley Crewe delivers real people living real lives. We give her our highest kudo: we couldn't put the book down." - Aloft Magazine
"The novel is quite exceptional and shows that Crewe has the potential to become a leading author within this genre." - New Brunswick Reader
"This is Crewe's first novel and quite frankly, I'm astonished to know that. Her graceful prose and her ability to turn a familiar story into something with such raw, dramatic power are skills that many veteran novelists have yet to develop." -Halifax Chronicle Herald