Ledger of the Open Hand

By (author): Leslie Vryenhoek

Ledger of the Open Hand looks at the intimate power of money and emotional debt through the eyes of a woman trying to grab hold of her own life. Beholden to a shrewd friend and burdened by family obligations and guilt, Meriel-Claire (MC) finally stumbles into what she’s been missing. She falls in love and finds her calling as a debt counsellor in the midst of a national financial crisis. But balancing the books for strangers is easier than reconciling her own complicated relationships. Regrets and deficits accumulate until MC must decide what she owes to those she loves. With humour and insight, Ledger explores giving, taking, and our tendency to treat love as a balance sheet.

AUTHOR

Leslie Vryenhoek

Leslie Vryenhoek has worked as a professional communicator in international development, advanced education, emergency response, and the arts. She travels extensively to gather stories about the lives of poor working women, which have been published worldwide. Her 2015 novel Ledger of the Open Hand was shortlisted for Newfoundland and Labrador’s prestigious Winterset Award and longlisted for the international Dublin Literary Award. She lives in St. John’s.

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“For this book, I’m bringing out all the clichés: I did not want to put this book down, I didn’t want it to end, and I predict that it will be on my best-of list at the end of the year.” consumed by ink -http://consumedbyink.ca/2016/03/08/ledger-of-the-open-hand-by-leslie-vryenhoek/

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Ledger of the Open Hand looks at the intimate power of money and emotional debt through the eyes of a woman trying to grab hold of her own life. Beholden to a shrewd friend and burdened by family obligations and guilt, Meriel-Claire (MC) finally stumbles into what she’s been missing. She falls in love and finds her calling as a debt counsellor in the midst of a national financial crisis. But balancing the books for strangers is easier than reconciling her own complicated relationships. Regrets and deficits accumulate until MC must decide what she owes to those she loves. With humour and insight, Ledger explores giving, taking, and our tendency to treat love as a balance sheet.

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Dimensions:

324 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
500gr

Published:

May 15, 2015

City of Publication:

St. John’s

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781550816044

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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