The Spoon Stealer
by Lesley Crewe • 376 pages
BORN INTO A BASKET of clean sheets, Emmeline never quite fit in on that rural Nova Scotian farm. Losses inflicted by the First World War left her family so heavy with grief, toxicity, and mental illness that she felt smothered and fled to build a life in England.
We follow Emmeline’s life story as it wins her friends at a memoir-writing class. Then...she inherits the farm she grew up on and arrives back—like a tornado. Offending and inspiring in equal measure, she believes that a spoonful of kindness can set to rights this family, so broken by loss and secrecy. This is classic Lesley Crewe!