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Can you ever really go back to the past is the question posed in Finding Lucas, the debut novel by Canadian writer Samantha Stroh Bailey. The synopsis says: "On her fifth anniversary with boyfriend Derek, Jamie Ross finds herself in a Montreal hotel room wondering how the carefree guy she met in a Chicago bar has turned into "the quintessential metrosexual". Weighed down by Derek's disdain for her second-hand wardrobe, unusual family and low-paying job as an associate producer of a daytime talk show, Jamie reaches a breaking point. And when her new boss plans to reunite lost loves on the show, she remembers Lucas - the boy she'd loved and lost 10 years earlier. What follows is a quest that is at times hilarious and at others disastrous as Jamie's life transforms from run-of-the-mill to absolutely crazy. But will finding Lucas give Jamie everything she's looking for?"

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