Amy is the author of the short fiction collection What Boys Like (Biblioasis, 2009), which won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was shortlisted for the ReLit Award, and the national bestselling novel We’re All in This Together (McClelland & Stewart, 2016), which won the Northern Lit Award, was a finalist for the 2017 Leacock Medal for Humour, and was one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2016. She is a past winner of the CBC Short Story Prize and finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Her second novel, Every Little Piece of Me, was published by McClelland & Stewart in June of 2019.
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From the publisher:
“The first time they met, Mags saved Ava’s life. The second time they met, Ava saved Mags’s.”
Ava Hart is the most reluctant cast member of a reality TV show based on her big city family’s (mostly staged) efforts to run a B&B in small-town Nova Scotia. Every family has its problems, but Ava has grown up seeing her family’s every up and down broadcast on national television, after the show becomes an unexpected success for reasons that will take a heavy toll on the Harts.
Mags Kovach is the charismatic lead singer of a struggling Halifax rock band hoping to be the Next Big Thing. For years she’s managed to contain her demons and navigate the uglier aspects of being a woman in the music world, but after a devastating loss, she turns her anger on the only person she can: herself.
As their private tragedies continue to set social media and tabloid headlines on fire, their every move subjected to an endless stream of public commentary, it will be their unexpected friendship that will save them. They will push back against the roles they’ve been forced to play, and take back control of something they thought they’d lost forever — the right to their own stories.
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“Fresh, modern, furious and timely, this is one of the most relevant and unforgettable books I’ve read in a long time.”Marissa Stapley, author of The Last Resort
“An engrossing satire of celebrity culture and its impact on the identities and family lives of those who fall victim to it.“Halifax Magazine
“Addictive. Jones creates two compelling, complicated female characters in Ava and Mags, and keeps the narrative zipping along with clear, concise prose and a knack for memorable episodes.”The Globe and Mail