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"Wow. What a wild ride! It Never Stays in Vegas is a whip-smart, rip-snorting funny journey that is twisted, hilarious, and serious. Lindy Hughes unfailingly manages to weave the heavy with the light. Outrageous and important."~ Carol Leonard, author of Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga and The Circle of Life: Thirteen Archetypes for Every WomanWhen forty-two-year-old Lucy receives a phone call from an old flame out of the blue, the timing could not be worse...or more perfect. Happily married for eighteen years and a mother of three teenagers, Lucy is nevertheless grappling with a growing dissatisfaction with her life. It's not a bad one by any means, but it's not exactly what she pictured for herself twenty years ago. Grasping for something-anything!-to reconnect her with the daring girl of her past, Lucy impulsively agrees to meet Matthew in Las Vegas. After all, he was her first true love, her first lover, and the father (unbeknownst to him) of her first child. Their rendezvous turns out to be a complicated one, of course, and Lucy finds herself face-to-face with not one, but two ghosts from her past. It Never Stays in Vegas is an irreverently humorous and poignant portrait of one woman's midlife crisis, a novel of rediscovery, love, and hope.
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About the Author
Growing up in South Africa, Lindy Hughes dreamed of becoming a writer. She graduated from university with an honours degree in English literature, which she parlayed into a teaching job. Several years later, she decided to pursue a second degree, this time in psychology, to help her earn a better understanding of the people around her. When her delayed writing aspirations exploded in a full-fledged midlife crisis, her husband sent her (and her laptop) on vacation to Las Vegas, where she finally began her first novel. She lives today with her husband and their children in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she continues to enjoy the happy challenge of trying to figure out her life and the people in it.