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The Resource Crow Lake, Mary Lawson

Crow Lake, Mary Lawson

Label
Crow Lake
Title
Crow Lake
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lawson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families--the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers--are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy. Crow Lake is that rare find, a first novel so quietly assured, so emotionally pitch perfect, you know from the opening page that this is the real thing-a literary experience in which to lose yourself, by an author of immense talent. Here is a gorgeous, slow-burning story set in the rural "badlands" of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape. For the farming Pye family, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur-offstage. Centerstage are the Morrisons, whose tragedy looks more immediate if less brutal, but is, in reality, insidious and divisive. Orphaned young, Kate Morrison was her older brother Matt's protegee, her fascination for pond life fed by his passionate interest in the natural world. Now a zoologist, she can identify organisms under a microscope but seems blind to the state of her own emotional life. And she thinks she's outgrown her siblings-Luke, Matt, and Bo-who were once her entire world. In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, of resentments harbored and driven underground, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking humor and consummate control, continually overturning one's expectations right to the very end. Tragic, funny, unforgettable, Crow Lake is a quiet tour de force that will catapult Mary Lawson to the forefront of fiction writers today
Summary
In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families--the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers--are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2003.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award, 2002.
  • Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
066617
Cataloging source
JUH
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • Fic
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR9199.4.L39
  • PS8562 .A9425 C76 2003
LC item number
C76 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Today's book club
Target audience
adult
Label
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2212471
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Delta trade pbk. ed.
Extent
293
Isbn
9780385337632
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51464197
  • (OCoLC)51464197
Label
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
Publication
Control code
2212471
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Delta trade pbk. ed.
Extent
293
Isbn
9780385337632
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51464197
  • (OCoLC)51464197

Library Locations

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