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“A moving story steered by a likable if imperfect heroine whose combination of grit and hard luck will win readers' hearts.” - Kirkus Reviews

Odette Leblanc is promoted to night-shift supervisor at the local convenience store, but at the age of twenty-three, she already feels like her life has become a predictable routine. That is, until she meets a mysterious doryman and his cat on the beach, followed by an unexpected run-in with an American sailor. Each man will undeniably change the course of her life, and so will the selfish actions of her bingo-addicted mother, an impressionable younger sister, and a team of damaged co-workers. Their stories weave together only to unravel in a mess of lies, betrayal, and missed opportunity that will leave Odette to face an uncertain future.

Set in the picturesque Acadian fishing village of Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick, Stuck is an emotional journey about redefining what’s important in life and staying true to yourself.

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About the author

Stacey was born and raised in a rural village outside of Moncton, New Brunswick, where she lived with her mother and sister in an old farmhouse with a pack of cats and acres of land for roaming. She later moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to attend art college and where she met her husband, David. They now live in Ontario with frequent trips home to the Maritimes. 

Stacey first fell in love with words as a songwriter. She grew up playing guitar and later studied piano, which became the backdrop for her writing. She also wrote short stories and remembers having a deep conversation with her grade four English teacher about the rigid rules of grammar and how she absolutely had to break them because she needed to start a sentence with the word "and". 

Stacey loves to write stories about strong female characters in memorable settings along the East Coast of Canada. Her first book Stuck is a coming-of-age story about an Acadian woman growing up in small town New Brunswick. Her next project, Letters from Labrador, due for released in 2015, tells the story of a young British midwife working in the beautiful yet unpredictable northern coast of Labrador, Newfoundland.

For more information, visit the author's website and blog at and follow her on Facebook (StaceyDAtkinsonAuthorPage), Twitter (@StaceyDAtkinson), Goodreads and Tumblr. 

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Mirror Image Publishing
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Published on
Jun 26, 2013
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Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
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