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Call Waiting

a novel


Merle Amodeo


ISBN – 978-1-897475-46-1



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Call Waiting

a novel

by Merle Amodeo

ISBN – 978-1-897475-46-1


Catalogue Blurb:


A love story of inner conflict for a TV reporter painted around the corporate landscape of the communication media. A former cop, now private detective, weaves through the story testing the bounds of a relationship. Characters find who they really are despite themselves.





Call Waiting is a smart and fast-paced story about our times and the ways in which we relate in these times. It is a colourful and imaginative narrative, told with wit and charm. A bright new talent has arrived on the literary landscape.

Joe Kertes, Dean of School of Creative and Performing Arts, Humber College, winner of Leacock award for humour .


Author Biographical Note:

Merle Amodeo remembers writing creatively as soon as she could form letters into words.  She was born in Toronto in 1939.

She moved to Oshawa in 1978 with her husband and two children. Merle taught at elementary schools in Oakville and Toronto and at Durham College for more than thirty years including classes in creative writing. 

She has published two poetry chapbooks Let Me In and Because of You.  Merle is presently working on her second novel and continuing to write poetry as “soul food”.