WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SWEETNESS IN THE LIME
  • a quietly powerful novel

    The Sweetness in the Lime is a quietly powerful novel—poignant with the sorrow of great loss, uplifting with the joy of discovery. It is also a novel that often takes the reader by surprise… Eli Cooper’s gradual awakening into a more complete life reminds us that, though the path to happiness is strewn with obstacles, and though you often can’t see what’s around the next corner, setting out on the journey is sometimes a risk worth taking.”

    —Ian Colford
    Miramichi Reader

  • engrossing tale

    “Part love story, part mystery, this engrossing tale of Cuban Canadian connections avoids cliches and gets to the heart of what can happen when we cross borders.”

    —Karen Dubinsky
    Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana

  • skeptical yet tender

    “The details of Kimber’s characters’ lives are wrapped around the architecture of Havana, Halifax, and Miami, and the complex cultures and politics of each. Skeptical yet tender and generous, this is a tense, honest and moving tale of latter- life love in the time of post-colonial globalization. You won’t want to put it down.”

    —Chris Benjamin
    Boy with a Problem

  • vividly drawn, intriguing, lyrical

    “Vividly drawn, intriguing, lyrical, funny and always entertaining, The Sweetness in the Lime is a story about home, friendship, loss and new beginnings; about second chances and the power of loyalty and abiding love.”

    —Carmen Rodríguez
    Retribution

  • hard to put down

    “Both a tender love story and a moving, insightful glimpse into the world of people moving in, and between, two different cultures—Canadian and Cuban. I enjoyed it immensely, and found it hard to put down.”

    —John Kirk
    Professor, Latin American Studies

  • infused with hope

    “… infused with hope—that what we do and who we are really matters, that second chances are possible, and so too is a better world.”

    —Kerry Clare
    4th Shelf

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