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Traditions, created and subverted. Love, nurtured and destroyed. Friendships, marriages, and the wild beauty of Cape Breton Island. And above all, kin, in all its convoluted forms. In Lesley Crewe's sixth novel, we trace the tangled lines of loyalty, tragedy, joy, and love through three generations of families. Beginning in Glace Bay in the 1930s and ending in Round Island in 2011, Crewe weaves her most complex and engaging novel yet. The cast of characters is vast and varied--some with the island's deliciously cutting wit, some dour and uptight, some frail, some resilient, and all inextricably bound together by their shared histories. Brimming with humour, poignancy, and the maddening joy that is family, Kin is bound to be every Crewe fan's favourite book. 

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Loved it!
February 22nd, 2015
Lesley has given us a wonderful group of characters and a roller coaster of emotions, all wrapped into an amazing story.
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Made a good effort
February 15th, 2015
Crewe was able to draw me into the life of her characters. She created a great sense of "place" and deep connection to family and the land. Reminded me of my own connection to the place I grew up in. Spanning four generations created alot of characters to try and keep track of. Found that tiring at times. Some of the characters I found superficially portrayed. Wanted to know more about what motivated them in some cases. Crewe left the reader to figure that out which I also appreciated but more character development would have helped me figure that out more. Realize that character development would have made the book longer too so perhaps covering only three generations would have given more time for it.
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February 27th, 2014
Fabulous book!....keep the box of tissues close tho :-)
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