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The first novel from bestselling, prize-winning Mary Lawson - 'A remarkable novel, utterly gripping...I read it at a single sitting, then I read it again, just for the pleasure of it.' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
Mary Lawson's first novel, Crow Lake, was admired by critics and adored by readers all over the world; translated into 23 languages and published in 25 countries, it was a New York Times bestseller and spent 75 weeks on the bestseller lists in her native Canada. It was chosen by You magazine for its Reading Group and won the McKitterick Prize. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge, was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and selected for the Richard & Judy book club. Lawson was born and brought up in a farming community in Ontario, but came to England in 1968. She is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames.
"Beautifully written, carefully balanced, Mary Lawson constructs a history of sacrifice, emotional isolation and family love without sounding a false note" Daily Mail "Full of blossoming insights and emotional acuity...a compelling and serious page-turner" Observer "Lawson's evocative storytelling...knows just how to draw the reader on...this is a novel of disappointed hopes and self-delusion, but it has a feel-good finish. Move over Lake Wobegon" Spectator "A novel of a darkly unpredictable and compelling kind. It is a wise book" Financial Times