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The Catch: A Novel [Hardcover]

Louisa McCormack
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Sept. 9 2008

Television producer Minerva Gallant can?t claim to be too busy. Forced on hiatus from her job on Marry Me or Else!?the show that tries to unite self-confessed spinsters with the men who dreams aren?t made of?Minerva figures it?s time for a change.

She decides to make the move from the big city to the tiny fishing village of Tuck Harbour, PEI, where catches are running low and local feeling is running high. Working the counter at Eats n? Treats, Minerva gets to know the locals, including Joe McTeal, Tuck Harbour?s most eligible bachelor. But try as she might to love Joe and the quaint fishing village, Minerva can?t quite ignore the call of the big city.

Smart, sexy and original, The Catch offers a fresh perspective on the old adage that there plenty of fish in the sea.


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LOUISA MCCORMACK writes regularly for Flare and FASHION. She was a host of “The Chatroom” on TalkTV, and has also contributed to CBC Newsworld and CBC Radio One. McCormack was born in Montreal, Quebec, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read Aug. 20 2012
Format:Hardcover
I had reservations of picking up this book thinking it was just another chick lit love story, but I was caught right away by her creative way with words, her brilliant metaphors, and her general knack for good writing. Admittedly, some of her writing caused pause for a re-read, but overall I really enjoyed her style of prose. The story was nothing overly exciting, but the characters were fun with depth and dimension.

I gave it four stars instead of five because I found some of her character's conversations were a bit odd and didn't flow the way a normal conversation would. Also, some of her descriptions during sexual scenes were very bizarre, albeit interesting. All around I enjoyed the read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Taste of Prince Edward Island Oct. 19 2008
By MacFly
Format:Hardcover
The Catch by Louisa McCormack is a great read! What I loved best about this book is the way McCormack "got" Prince Edward Island. Her descriptions of the people, the land and the way of life were so accurate that it made me feel the island. The story of Minnie, leaving Toronto to spend the summer in Prince Edward Island, was a solid storyline. I felt it slowed down just a little in the middle of the book but then it picked up again for an unpredictable finish. One of my favourite lines from the book was used to describe Minnie's impending trip to Prince Edward Island: `Perhaps the whole purpose if this trip had been to give my thoughts a good salt scrub'. As a Maritimer on the prairies, I completely understood this thought.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read Oct. 27 2010
Format:Hardcover
Enjoyed The Catch. The central character, Minnie, was likeable and interesting. The insights into the fishing industry and sustainability were woven well within the story and didn't at all feel heavy-handed. While McCormack has a tendency to over write, there were some lines in the novel that were thoughtful and clever. And some moments made me smile.
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