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Reviews of A Few Kinds of Wrong


From Joan Sullivan, The Telegram:
“…A book like this is why people read.

I love Chaulk’s characters. They are frank and funny and confused. They have jobs, and have brunch. They are not perfect and behave badly. They are capable of strength and gallantry. They have good friends. They have recognizable families, and those families have secrets.

Chaulk also tunes the account with a pitch-perfect sense for the dramatic arc. This story develops over a short span, but easily unfolds to include events in the past, and the hint of a future.”

“A few kinds of wrong is about all kinds of things going awry–a business, a marriage, a family. But it reads absolutely right.”

From Kathryn, Novel Escapes:
“I cried a lot reading A Few Kinds of Wrong and much as I found it difficult to read at times there is nothing about the writing or the storyline that I would change. In fact, I wouldn’t touch a thing… will definitely pick up another Tina Chaulk and look forward to it. ”

From Lydia, Novel Escapes:
“I thought A Few Kinds of Wrong was a great book and loved the story. It was unique, full of East Coast Canadian details and had such raw emotion that made me squirm and shed tears yet also laugh and smile at times. I would highly recommend this novel and would most definitely read another of Tina Chaulk’s books.”

From Harold N. Walters, The Southern Gazette:
“I’ve said there were times when I felt like giving Jennifer a shake and saying, “Smarten up, maid, and stop acting as if you’re the only one who ever had a father die.”

By the time I closed the book, however, having witnessed Jennifer begin to untangle herself from the shackles of her oh-so-human faults, my emotions had changed.

I’d grown fond of Jennifer, p’raps even begun to love her a little, and not just because she could fix my car.”

From Sharon Hunt,
“One of Chaulk’s strengths as a writer is her descriptive ability…Another strength of Chaulk’s is her ability to create realistic characters.”

“A Few Kinds of Wrong is funny, poignant, and has a sense of desperation, a need to fix things, that many of us feel at times in our lives. ”



From Trudy Morgan-Cole, Compulsive Overreader:
“A Few Kinds of Wrong is a gripping and gritty novel about a woman in a man’s world — whose world is falling apart. I think you’ll find it a great read.”


From Bernice Morgan, award-winning author of Cloud of Bone and Random Passage:
“Tina Chaulk has a talent for getting inside the always quirky and often perverse sensibility of her protagonist, a young woman coming to terms with flawed memories, misunderstood relationships and a reinterpretation of family history.”


From Michelle Butler Hallett, author of Double-blind and Sky Waves:
“Gut-painful and gut-funny, A Few Kinds of Wrong takes us down a journey of loss, deception, self-destruction and love. Chaulk writes deftly of the hilarity and pathos of being human, of faults and failures, of suffering and joy. Palpable characters and solid storytelling.”



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From Joan Sullivan, The Telegram:
“…Chaulk has created a strong voice for Lisa, both sharp and vulnerable…a smartly told story of coming of age, and coming to grips with the rites of passage in a new world.”


From Janice Stuckless, Downhome Magazine:
[Lisa Simms] “has a kind heart, a quick wit and a fighting spirit…Readers will love Lisa Simms, a character who, when times are tough, squares her shoulders, tosses back her hair and says F— it!”


From Jean Graham, The Northeast Avalon Times:
“There is enough reality here for anyone (at least any woman) to find touchpoints, and to nod and laugh in agreement…a find, and a fine first effort.”


From Maura Hanrahan, What I’m Reading:
“…this summer’s must-read beach book”


From Trudy J. Morgan-Cole, Compulsive Overreader:
“…I highly recommend this much is true as a quick read that will leave you laughing but also provide a few moments of serious reflection. I’m looking forward to reading more from Tina Chaulk.”


From Christine Hennebury, The Smartmouth Mombie:
“…reading her book is like eavedropping. The story is so there, so immediate that you feel like someone is confessing to a friend and you are overhearing it. You feel vaguely guilty for listening but you can’t stop yourself from soaking up every last sordid detail.”

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