Imatge de l'autor

Mary Lawson (1) (1946–)

Autor/a de Crow Lake

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4 obres 4,116 Membres 201 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Mary Lawson was born and brought up in a farming community in Ontario, in 1946. She attended McGill University. Lawson's best known work, Crow Lake was Shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award (Bowker Author Biography)
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Sèrie

Obres de Mary Lawson

Crow Lake (2002) 2,369 exemplars
The Other Side of the Bridge (2006) 982 exemplars
A Town Called Solace (2021) 469 exemplars
Road Ends (2013) 296 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1946
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
Canada
Lloc de naixement
Blackwell, Ontario, Canada
Llocs de residència
Kingston upon Thames, UK
Educació
McGill University (psychology)
Professions
Psychologist
novelist

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Converses

Ressenyes

I was looking for a novel set in Northern Ontario and Lawson was recommended to me. I had no idea how good this book is. It reminded me of Margaret Lawrence and Alice Munro

It also reminded me of the realism of Swede Frederick Bachman and his Beartown Trilogy.
 
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MylesKesten | Hi ha 105 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is the third novel of Lawson's I've read, and the best so far. I don’t know that any writer has made me loath a child into a man before, quite like Lawson made me loath Jake.

The story is set in a very rural farming community, told in two times, and the brothers Arthur and Jake run through both. The doctors son Ian tells the later part of their story, and his own, but they are intercut. Beautifully managed.
½
 
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Caroline_McElwee | Hi ha 42 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2023 |
Crow Lake, a rural community in Northern Ontario, is the setting for this thought-provoking novel narrated by Kate Morrison as a child and then as an adult. Kate, 7, and her baby sister, Bo, have two much older brothers when tragedy hits the family. Luke and Matt are in their late teens and determined to keep the family together despite difficult challenges. The members of the community provide whatever assistance they can. Matt excels in academics and qualifies for a full university scholarship to the overwhelming admiration and support of Luke and Kate. Matt has always been Kate's mentor in exploring the ponds and their environment. When a choice he makes that involves another Crow Lake family leads to the dissolution of his dream, the adult Kate, immersed as an academic, finds it difficult to comprehend what might have been for him.

This novel is very well written and provides insight into the Morrison family dynamics, as well as those of their neighbors. I have found the books written by Canadian authors to be very engaging. Mary Lawson is no exception.
… (més)
 
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pdebolt | Hi ha 105 ressenyes més | Oct 28, 2023 |
I've had a bit of a fiction reading block lately. I think it's a mental bandwidth thing - I just don't seem to have the patience for that first stage of reading when you've not got hooked in yet. I picked up Crow Lake in the secondhand bookshop as I figured it would be 'easy reading' to ease me back in, and indeed it hit the spot.

This is don't-think-too-hard fiction. Summer reading fodder. The narrator's parents were killed in a car crash when she was a young girl, and the book alternates between the aftermath, as her brothers work to keep the family together, and her present day reluctancy to return 'home' to her siblings.

It was an enjoyable enough page-turner and got me back to reading fiction again, but I'm not going to rush to recommend it. There was nothing standout about it, and the ending disappointed.

3.5 stars - chicken soup sort of reading. Comforting but not gourmet.
… (més)
½
 
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AlisonY | Hi ha 105 ressenyes més | Sep 3, 2023 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
4
Membres
4,116
Popularitat
#6,114
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
201
ISBN
102
Llengües
13
Preferit
13

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