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Dear Evelyn

A Novel
Written by: Kathy Page
Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 

A 2018 Kirkus Best Book of the Year
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Globe and Mail Best Book of 2018
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Toronto Star Top Ten Book of the Year
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Winnipeg Free Press Favourite Book of the Year
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Quill & Quire Best Book of 2018 

Born between the wars on a working-class London street, Harry Miles wins a scholarship and a chance to escape his station, but discovers instead that poetry is what offers him real direction. While searching for more of it he meets Evelyn Hill on the steps of Battersea Library. The two fall in love as the world prepares once again for war, but their capacity to care for each other over the ensuing decades becomes increasingly tested. 

Twisting and startling, harrowing and deeply tender, Dear Evelyn explores how two very different people come together to shape and reshape each other over a lifetime. It is a compelling and unconventional love story that will leave its mark on any listener who has ever loved.

©2018 Kathy Page (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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A Story of Relationship

I must admit that this story starts slow but I encourage you to persevere as it develops into a beautiful and devastating story of the life of a relationship. It demonstrates how the ghosts of one's past can linger in sinister ways that disrupt one's true intention to be their best self. Some of the characters you will love and others are more complicated and difficult to understand. in the end though, it demonstrates how relationships require continuous work both individually and as a couple. This is not a book of happy endings and romance but rather, a realistic analysis of the parts we chose to share and what we keep hidden.

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