The Sweetness in the Lime

Stephen Kimber

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ISBN: 9781771089135

The Sweetness in the Lime

  Author:   Stephen Kimber    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A clever love story set between Cuba, Miami, and Halifax, exploring the complexities of love at middle-age.

Eli Cooper is a resolutely single, fiftysomething newspaper copy editor. He spends his nights obsessing over reporters’ unnecessary “thats” and his days caring for a demented father he knows should be in twenty-four-hour care. Eli is too busy—and too self-absorbed—to acknowledge what’s missing in his life. But then, on a single day in February 2008, Eli loses his job and his father. Alone and adrift, he begrudgingly accepts his sister’s gift: a two-week forget-it-all vacation to Cuba. After a series of misadventures, he meets Mariela—an off-the-books, thirtysomething tour guide—and falls in love. But does Mariela fall for Eli, or is he just her ticket to a new life? Eli and Mariela each have secrets they’re not ready to share—until they have no choice.

A bittersweet story that takes readers from Havana, to Halifax, to Miami, and back again, The Sweetness in the Lime is a charming, clever novel that peels back the rind to discover there really is sweetness in the lime of life.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771089135
Item NB1465
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on October 5 2020
Language eng
Pages 272
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight357(g)
Stephen Kimber, the author of one novel and eight books of nonfiction, is an award-winning writer, journalist, and broadcaster. He teaches at the University of King’s College in Halifax, where he specializes in creative nonfiction. For more information on the author, visit his website:

Quick Quotes

"Part love story, part mystery, this engrossing tale of Cuban-Canadian connections avoids clichés and gets to the heart of what can happen when we cross borders." —Karen Dubinsky, author of Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana