'After twenty-five years my marriage just blew up in my face. On a good day, I take a sledgehammer to my house between swigs of white wine. I'm a total mess.'


Diane's humiliation comes thick and fast. For starters, her husband is having an affair with a younger woman. Of course he is. But what's worse is that he's blaming her. 'You've become boring,' he says.


And that's that.



Fans of Marian Keyes, Elizabeth Gilbert and Helen Fielding will find themselves nodding along to this portrait of a middle-aged woman emerging from the ruins of one life, and starting over again.


Praise for Notes on a Marriage:


'Writing that makes us fall in love from the very first page' Huffington Post Quebec

'Fresh, funny, and a lot of fun to read' Consumed by Ink

'Wacky, scathing humour, good dialogue and assuredly lively' Le Devoir

'With great humour and tenderness, Marie Lavoie recounts Diane's journey to regain trust in both herself and the people around her . . . A piercing commentary on gender, marriage, and the nuances of self-love' Toronto Life

'Funny and absurd, but underlined with a tenderness and poignancy that will have you rooting for happily ever after after that' Pickle Me This


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Welbeck Publishing (5 Aug. 2021)
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1787394698

Notes on a Marriage