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Road Ends by Mary Lawson
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Jun 17, 2014 | ISBN 9780345808097

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“The frozen landscape, which might fill some with dread, opens a rich world for Lawson. . . . It is a beautiful novel, with the psychological twists and turns of each character gently and poignantly unfurled.”  —The Globe and Mail
“Every Canadian student should be reading Mary Lawson novels—starting with Crow Lake and now including her newest accomplishment, Road Ends. . . . Like all great writers—and Lawson is among the finest—she tells her story in a deceptively simple and straightforward way, but one that resonates with anyone who has ever struggled with doing the right thing by a family member despite a desperate longing to escape that burden. She humanizes even the least sympathetic of her charges.”  —Toronto Star
“Mary Lawson finds literary gold in the hard landscape of the Canadian Shield.”  —Ottawa Citizen
“What sets Lawson apart is storytelling so matter-of-fact (in the best possible way) that readers are able to feel the emotional intensity of the characters’ situations without succumbing to moroseness. . . . The same easy grace and economy of language that drew readers into [Lawson’s] earlier stories are employed to full effect, and the setting, along with the welcome reappearance of a few familiar characters, imparts a sense of homecoming. . . . Complex and satisfying.”  —Quill & Quire
“If the part of Ontario west of Toronto is Munro country, then the area northwest of New Liskeard and Cobalt—where [Mary Lawson’s] fictional towns of Struan and Crow Lake are roughly located—may well end up being dubbed Lawson Country.”  —National Post

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