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ISBN: 0385336136 / ISBN-13: 9780385336130

Crow Lake


Here is a gorgeous, slowburning story set in the rural 'badlands' of Northern Ontario, where tragedy and hardship are mirrored in the landscape, and ... Show synopsis

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  • Crow Lake (Delta) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Mary Lawson

    Crow Lake

    Trade paperback, Delta
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0385336136
    ISBN-13: 9780385336130

    Kate Morrison, a successful scientist, has walled away the terrible summer 20 years before when her parents were killed in a car accident and she and her three siblings struggled to keep themselves together as a family. Brilliantly written, and emotionally wise, this is an unforgettable debut, one that will establish Lawson as a writer of depth, authority, and humanity.

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

Haunting and beautiful

by mejaka on May 13, 2008

This is a powerful story of resilience in the face of loss, a study of what is of real value, and a gentle statement about what really matters in the character of a man. Some have read it as ultimately a novel of regret and disappointment, but a careful reading will reflect otherwise. The story pivots on tragedy and seemingly tragic choices, but the truth at its core centers on Kate's observations of her brothers' characters and her slow, subtle realization that there are more possibilities for happiness and fulfillment than might be readily apparent. In the end, it was Luke for whom I felt most pity--that he wasn't and would likely never be the kind of man that Matt was.



by piafinn on Oct 11, 2007

This is a deep, touching novel about a young family shattered by tragedy. The children are resilient and the community is as supportive as can be expected. Matt is quite a special young man and you do share some of Kate's disappointment as things turn out the way they do. People will always disappoint, but Kate eventually comes to accept her brother and his situation and,in some sense, regain respect for him. It was nice that it was set in Northern Ontario and all the Canadianisms weren't removed to make it more marketable to Americans.

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