A career-focused woman finds her life taken off course by an unexpected pregnancy and its challenging aftermath; a troubled doctor abandons her family on her daughter’s birthday, the three-tiered pastel layer cake in the passenger seat beside her; a young mother must contend with how to explain her husband’s suicide to their child. In her first story collection, Lesley Trites digs bravely into the dilemmas faced by contemporary women who must be everything to everyone, as they navigate the triangle of responsibilities between motherhood, work, and love.
Written with keen insight and deep affection, Lesley Trites’s A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream unearths pearls of wisdom from the secret lives of women who could easily live next door, drop off their kids at the same school, or work in the next cubicle.
Feb 25, 2018 at 5 PM. Junction Reads. Great Words drown out the February Blahs! With Tehmina Khan, Sylvain Prud’homme, Jessica Moore, Terry Watada, Catherine Graham, and Lesley Trites. Famous Last Words, 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto.
Mar 7, 2018 at 8 PM. Pivot Reading Series. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto.
Thrilled to announce that A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream will be published in a French translation by Quebec's Les Éditions Marchand de Feuilles!
A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly! It will be out in the US as of September 1st.