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By Leah McLaren

“Leah McLaren gives us a first novel just like her columns: savvy, insightful, and hysterically funny. I absolutely loved it.”
-Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

“Witty and engaging . . . Clever, poignant and insightful . . . McLaren has crafted a relevant women’s comedy for the ages. ”
The Globe and Mail


McLaren_The Continuity Girl

Meredith Moore is the perfect continuity girl. An on-set film script supervisor, it is her job to make sure every frame of the picture is consistent with the one before. She is the error catcher. The needle-in-the-haystack finder. A cigarette in the left hand when it should be in the right, a prematurely melted ice cube in a half-empty glass of Scotch, a stray lock of an actor’s hair — these are the details by which she measures out her life.

But when Meredith wakes up on the morning of her 35th birthday yearning for a baby, her personal sense of continuity is thrown into flux.

“McLaren’s writing is crisp and her characters are surprisingly fresh, resulting in a novel that celebrates breaking away from the expected.”
Publishers Weekly

“Leah McLaren is Canada’s Carrie Bradshaw and a wit for the ages. If you don’t love this book I’ll eat her shorts.”
– Toby Young, author of How To Lose Friends and Alienate People

“[McLaren] successfully captures the sass and spirit of female friendships that endure through the improbable plot twists and surprising character revelations of the real-life dating scene nowadays”
Toronto Star

“Leah McLaren’s writing is an elbow to the ribs of the accepted CanLit notion that smart and entertaining don’t belong together – a fizzy mix of intelligence, wit and unapologetic fun.”
-Ceri Marsh, co-author of The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum and editor-in-chief of Fashion magazine

“Much like her columns, the first novel by hipster Globe and Mail columnist Leah McLaren will titillate…readers with its wit and candour… [I]n the tradition of bright, run-yourself-a-bath-and-enjoy romance writing, The Continuity Girl pushes all the right buttons.”
Quill & Quire

“…the writing is pumped but breezy, sardonic but wistful, and filled with wit, intelligence, and self-deprecating good humour.”
The Sun-Times


HarperCollins Canada, 2006

Warner Books, US, July 2007

Other Books by Leah McLaren