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Road Ends By Mary Lawson

Road Ends by Mary Lawson

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Summary

From the author of the international bestseller Crow Lake and the Booker-longlisted Richard and Judy pick The Other Side of the Bridge

Twenty-one-year-old Megan Cartwright has never been outside the small town she was born in but one winter's day in 1966 she leaves everything behind and sets out for London.

Road Ends Summary

Road Ends by Mary Lawson

From the author of the international bestseller Crow Lake and the Booker-longlisted Richard and Judy pick The Other Side of the Bridge

Twenty-one-year-old Megan Cartwright has never been outside the small town she was born in but one winter's day in 1966 she leaves everything behind and sets out for London. Ahead of her is a glittering new life, just waiting for her to claim it. But left behind, her family begins to unravel. Disturbing letters from home begin to arrive and torn between her independence and family ties, Megan must make an impossible choice.

Road Ends Reviews

Tender and surprising... A vivid and evocative tale * New York Times *
Subtle but gripping... Beautifully written, with the locations brilliantly evoked -- Francesca Cookney * Sunday Mirror *
Road Ends is beautifully written, evocative and tender. It will haunt you long after you've finished it and leave you impatient for more -- Richenda Miers * Country Life *
Austere, humane and accomplished, Road Ends depicts a wilderness of the heart through which some roads pass -- Richard Greene * Literary Review *
Lawson grasps the anguished allure of family life played out against the vast, wintry backdrop of the Canadian landscape. Deftly she keeps our interest by dividing up the chapters between the characters to give shifting points of view on some universal themes -- Rosanna Greenstreet * Richmond Magazine *

About Mary Lawson

Mary Lawson is a Canadian author. Her first novel, Crow Lake (2002), is a tense and heart-breaking drama of family love and buried resentment set in rural Ontario, carefully crafted and sparkling with humour, which won the 2003 McKitterick Prize. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge (2006), is the compelling and vivid story of two generations of a family who are tragically torn apart by the Second World War, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year and selected for the Richard and Judy book club. Her most recent novel, Road Ends (2013), tells the enthralling tale of the Cartwright family unravelling in the aftermath of a tragedy, set against the chilling backdrop of a frozen landscape in the first half of the 20th century.

Additional information

GOR006622699
9780099587293
0099587297
Road Ends by Mary Lawson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2015-02-26
384
Long-listed for The Folio Prize 2015 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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