I love a good work of fiction that focuses on marriage. Do I want to read a true story about marriage? Not particularly. But do I want to read about a fake couple and all the trouble they have without feeling guilty or voyeuristic? Absolutely. This is one of the reasons why I loved Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2018. It’s a book about a 70 year marriage, which is impossible to fathom because I’ve only been alive less than half of that time, and if that sounds like a brag, it is. I filmed this review on my new blue couch which I love, and Smokey makes a quick appearance at the end too. I’ll apologize in advance for how tired I look and sound in this video.

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