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A Novel

Michelle Berry

280 pages
Ecw Press

An immaculately constructed page-turner full of secrets and hardships

“Michelle Berry’s uncanny fifth novel reminds us that even the most seemingly ordinary neighborhoods may be anything but . . . Berry successfully builds suspense and plays on the reader’s sense of paranoia by cleverly alluding to moments of potential disaster that never materialize.” — Quill & Quire

The inhabitants of Edgewood Drive in the small Canadian town of Parkville seem to live simple, peaceful lives, but as the children attend elementary school and the senior ladies play Leisure League hockey, secrets and hardships and menaces lurk not far from the surface. This suspenseful novel takes us into a community and reveals the life and happiness — as well as the fear and sorrow — of those who call it home.

Author Bio
Michelle Berry is the author of three books of short stories, How to Get There from Here, Margaret Lives in the Basement, and I Still Don’t Even Know You (which won the 2011 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book Published by a Manitoba Publisher and was shortlisted for the ReLit Award, 2011), as well as four novels, What We All Want, Blur, Blind Crescent and This Book Will Not Save Your Life (which won the 2010 Colophon Award and was longlisted for the ReLit Award, 2011). She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.