Lawson, Mary Road Ends

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Road Ends

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On a perfect August morning in 1967, above a river just outside a small town in the north of Canada, a young man meets his death. And so begins the unravelling of his best friend Tom’s already precarious family…

Eighteen months on, and the town of Struan is in the grip of winter. Still reeling from his friend’s death, Tom has dropped out and spends his days driving a snow plough. His mother has yet another new baby and is nesting upstairs, increasingly lost in her own world. His father, Edward, retreats to his study and his diaries, unable to cope with his growing, unruly family. There are so many brothers in the house that Tom has almost lost count, but Adam, who is only four, somehow can’t be ignored… Their one sister – capable, dependable, formidable Megan – who used to run the show, has escaped to London and is finally living her own life. But then come disturbing letters from home…

In this masterful, enthralling, and tender novel, which takes us from the silver rush in Northern Ontario in the early 1900s to London in the 60s, Mary Lawson gently reveals the intricacies and anguish of family life, the push and pull of responsibility and individual desire, the way we can face tragedy and, in time, hope to start again.

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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.

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"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)

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