Saturday, July 18, 2015

Would you rather...with Leah McLaren

Please welcome Leah McLaren, author of A Better Man.

Leah McLaren:


Leah McLaren is a novelist and journalist who is a longtime columnist for Canada's national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, and the Europe correspondent for Maclean's magazine. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the long features category. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, was published by GCP  in 2007. She lives in Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and two boys

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Would You Rather... 
with Leah McLaren

Chips, chocolate or cheese?


Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?


Wine, beer or vodka?


Camping or spa vacation?


Water or mountains?


Zombies or vampires?


Dogs or cats?


Coke or Pepsi?


Coffee or tea?


Dine out or take away?

Dine in.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?


Physical Book or ebook?

Physical book.

Paperback or Hardcover?


Pen or pencil?


Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Breaking Bad.

Drama or comedy?


Twilight or Hunger Games?

Hunger Games.

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?


Facebook or Twiter?


Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

A bit of both, as needed.

A Better Man

Maya wants
Nick to come home earlier
To engage with their children
To engage with her

Nick wants . . .
A divorce

Having decided that their marriage is over, Nick is determined to leave quickly and with dignity. But when he looks into the financial realities of splitting up, he realizes that more of his hard-earned income than he can handle will go to Maya. 
Then a mutual friend proposes that Nick improve the marriage in order to end it amicably, because the better father and husband he is, the more self-sufficient Maya becomes and the cheaper his pay-out will be at the end. 

But as Nick sets out to be a better man, he starts to feel like one. Time with his kids, dinners with his wife, fewer hours in the office has the strange effect of making him happier. As Maya starts to feel appreciated by her husband again, she starts to blossom, to unclench her fists from the parenting reins and start to do things for herself. 

Nick and Maya feel like they are falling back in love. How odd, how funny, how serendipitous. But if Maya knew what had promoted this marital metamorphosis? Then it would be war.

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