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A Better Man by Leah McLaren
  

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What if the only way to end your marriage was to be the perfect husband? As Nick pretends to be a better man he becomes one. He remembers his connection with Maya, their ability to be a couple and not just parents who share a house. Everything seems to be back on track. Until Maya finds out exactly what Nick has been planning...

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A Better Man by Leah McLaren

Maya wants Nick to be less of a workaholic, to come home earlier, to spend some time with his children. Nick wants a divorce. With his mind made up, Nick is determined to leave quickly and with dignity, but it comes as an unpleasant shock to realise how much it will cost him to walk away. As a stay-at-home mum, Maya is entitled to everything. Nick is resolute, so when an unlikely solution presents itself he gives it everything he's got. If Nick becomes a better husband and father, if he encourages his wife to rediscover herself, the more self-sufficient Maya will become: and the cheaper Nick's pay-out.

Reviews

'Inside every couple's marriage is a secret known only to them. One of the many pleasures of Leah McLaren's novel is the way she opens a window onto that secret, with great heart and wit. Wince in recognition then laugh out loud, just like life.' --Elizabeth Renzetti, author of BASED ON A TRUE STORY

'In this engrossing new novel, Leah McLaren deftly balances humour and pathos to weave a touching, entertaining portrait of a marriage in crisis. A great read!' --Terry Fallis, bestselling author of NO RELATION

About the Author

Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean's. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category for her work in Toronto Life magazine. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was a national bestseller, spending nine weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. She was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, where she shares a home with her husband and son.

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Publication date

6th August 2015

Author

Leah McLaren

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782396345

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