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Road Ends (2013)
by Mary Lawson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345808088, Hardcover)
The snowed-in town of Struan in the northern Ontario landscape of Road Ends is again the brilliant backdrop to Mary Lawson's new novel. And while it fully stands on its own, there are glimpses and references relating it to her 2 much loved earlier novels--beloved characters from Crow Lake reappear (including Luke and outspoken little Bo, who stole so many hearts: Bo now in her late teens, as captivating and forthright as ever). The individual small town characters are still with us, old, buried tales resurfacing, but here a new generation is growing up, dealing with chaos, loss and love and finding their way in the world--this time in the late '60s.
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"Set in a backwoods village in northern Canada, this is the story of a young woman who leaves her dysfunctional, male-dominated family to make a new life in London. With her dreamy mother abed upstairs, and her father passive in a house full of rambunctious, out of control male children from the age of 4-14, Megan has become the defacto mother, housekeeper, nurse, and lynchpin of her household. Wholly dependable, intelligent, lovely, they depend on her completely-- until one day she has had enough. She packs her bags and leaves for London knowing virtually no one. As she did in her previous two books, Mary Lawson flawlessly weaves the narration of Megan's life and love with the consequences of her departure at home, particularly for her youngest brother Adam, age 4, who has retreated into himself out of insecurity and neglect. Lawson is particularly fine in calibrating the emotional core of her characters, and the choice Megan must make, which, while poignant, in Lawson's hands is also an affirmation of what is, finally, universally important"--
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