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Marissa Stapley


Marissa Stapley is a journalist and the author of the acclaimed novel Mating for Life. She writes page-turning, deeply emotional fiction about families, friends, and women's lives. She lives in Toronto with her family.

Genres: Romance, Mystery, General Fiction
New and upcoming books
October 2024

The Lightning Bottles
   Mating for Life (2014)
   Things to Do When It's Raining (2018)
   The Last Resort (2019)
   Lucky (2021)
   Three Holidays and a Wedding (2023) (with Uzma Jalaluddin)
   The Lightning Bottles (2024)
   Legacy (2019) (with others)
Marissa Stapley recommends
A Man Downstairs (2024)
Nicole Lundrigan
"Combining sharp, assured prose with boundless humanity, this deftly plotted novel is a triumph. I stayed up all night racing toward a conclusion that provided more than just the deep satisfaction of a whodunit solved--it gave me chills, and made me think. Now all I want is another Nicole Lundrigan novel to become addicted to!"
The Inheritance (2024)
Joanna Goodman
"Wise, immersive and full of the fierce vulnerability that links women together, The Inheritance reminded me of a Meg Wolitzer novel. With immediately engaging characters and a multilayered story that is, at its core, an ode to the deep complexities of being female and the powerful ties of family in all its forms, this is an unforgettable novel from a genuine talent."
Since She's Been Gone (2024)
Sagit Schwartz
"A pacy, emotionally resonant thriller that also explores the painful realities of eating disorders with empathy and authenticity. This is a terrific debut from an author to watch!"

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