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Product details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550812688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550812688
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,267,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gut-painful and gut-funny, A Few Kinds of Wrong takes us down a journey of loss, deception, self-destruction and love. Chaulk writes deftly of the hilarity and pathos of being human, of faults and failures, of suffering and joy. Palpable characters and solid storytelling. -Michelle Butler Hallett, author of Double-blind and Sky Waves (2010-07-30)

"I enjoyed A Few Kinds of Wrong, a book that engages the reader in a subject rarely treated in modern fiction -- the shattering, unreasoned grief of a daughter when her beloved father dies. Tina Chaulk has a talent for getting inside the always quirky and often perverse sensibility of her protagonist, a young woman coming to terms with flawed memories, misunderstood relationships and a reinterpretation of family history." -Bernice Morgan, award-winning author of Cloud of Bone and Random Passage (2010-07-30)

“It is good solid stuff with unexpected yet authentic twists, and people you are interested in. A book like this is why people read.” -Joan Sullivan, The Telegram (2010-07-30)

"There were times when I felt like giving Jennifer a shake. By the time I closed the book, however, having witnessed Jennifer begin to untangle herself from the shackles of her oh-so-human faults, my emotions had changed. I’d grown fond of Jennifer, p’raps even begun to love her a little, and not just because she could fix my car. -Harold Walters, The Southern Gazette (2010-07-30)

"One of Chaulk’s strengths as a writer is her descriptive ability… Another strength of Chaulk’s is her ability to create realistic characters… A Few Kinds of Wrong is funny, poignant, and has a sense of desperation, a need to fix things, that many of us feel at times in our lives." -Sharon Hunt, The Chronicle Herald (2010-07-30)

"It's the story of a flawed but ultimately likable young woman. It's simultaneously painful and funny to watch Jennifer cope with her life. Funny because Chaulk has the gift of summarizing the human condition in a few words words, and painful for the same reason." -Jean Graham, Northeast Avalon Times (2010-07-30)

"The plot plays out loud like a script, with most of the characters coming to life through dialogue. A Few Kinds of Wrong is gut wrenching and sarcastic, balanced with true life." -Gina Gill The Current (2010-07-30)

About the Author

Tina Chaulk lives in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, with her husband and two sons while writing and working in a variety of freelance technical roles.

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