Crow Lake (Today Show Book Club #7) [Paperback] Lawson, Mary (2003)

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No visible signs of use, no dog-eared pages or stretch bind from reading the book. I noticed that the front top right of the cover is slightly bent from storage, but is in place as it

should be, but at some point was bent in about 1/8 inch on the top right corner. If not for this, I would have listed the item as NEW, as this is new-old stock



.Crow Lake is that rare find, a first novel so quietly assured, so emotionally pitch perfect, you know from the opening page that this is the real thing—a literary experience in

which to lose yourself, by an author of immense talent.



Here is a gorgeous, slow-burning story set in the rural “badlands” of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape. For the farming Pye

family, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur—offstage.



Centerstage are the Morrisons, whose tragedy looks more immediate if less brutal, but is, in reality, insidious and divisive. Orphaned young, Kate Morrison was her

older brother Matt’s protegee, her fascination for pond life fed by his passionate interest in the natural world. Now a zoologist, she can identify organisms under a

microscope but seems blind to the state of her own emotional life. And she thinks she’s outgrown her siblings—Luke, Matt, and Bo—who were once her entire world.



In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, of resentments harbored and driven underground, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking

humor and consummate control, continually overturning one’s expectations right to the very end. Tragic, funny, unforgettable, Crow Lake is a quiet tour de force that

will catapult Mary Lawson to the forefront of fiction writers today.



Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Press Trade Paperback; Today Show Book Club edition (January 13, 2003)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0385337639

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0385337632


    • UPC 9780385337632
    • ISBN 0385337639
    • Brand Dial Press Trade Paperback
    • Mfg Part # BOOK- Crow Lake
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