Heather York is trying to find balance in her life. Sure, her son Jeff is every parent’s dream, but Winn, headstrong and independent, makes being a single mom a real struggle. When a guilty conscience calls Heather to the side of her dying uncle, wheels are set in motion that will change her life forever. Meeting Les in a campground while returning from her uncle’s funeral, Heather discovers that sometimes happiness finds you when you’re least expecting it. The Only Man in the World is an understated story of what it means to be a woman and how to live a life of integrity and grace amid the changing fortunes of love.
"Faith Johnston has written a disturbing, moving tribute to the ease with which we selectively remember the past....for those for whom the journey itself is a thing of joy, The Only Man in the World will satisfy at the moment of reading and will linger long afterward."
-- Winnipeg Free Press
Originally from Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Faith Johnston is a Winnipeg writer and former Ottawa teacher. Her work has been published in Dropped Threads 2, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Other Voices, and A Room of One's Own. Her first book, A Great Restlessness looked at the life of Dorise Nielsen and was received with much acclaim, including the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. The Only Man in the World is her first novel.