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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bookclub on the Blog: March Selection

Posted by Edwardsville Public Library Bookclub

The Library Bookclub met March 14th to discuss Crow Lake by Mary Lawson,  New York Times Notable Book and Today's Book Club Selection

Canadian writer Mary Lawson's debut novel tells a story of love, death, and redemption. The tale is told from the point of view of Kate Morrison, now a biology professor living away from her childhood home, Crow Lake.  Kate receives an invitation to her nephew's 18th birthday, which causes her to think back to her childhood, the death of her parents, and a variety of relationships from her youth.  Kate is still strongly affected by the events of her childhood and must come to terms with past events before she can move forward with her current life.

C.H. says: "An enjoyable easy read.  Well written.  Mary Lawson makes her characters come to life so you are able to relate to them".

X says: "Mary Lawson has told a wonderful story with warmth and compassion.  Highly recommend it!"

D.H. says: This author conveys a beautiful sense of place - the wild terrain of Northern Ontario.  I loved the great-grandmother who had 14 children and a bookrest on her spinning wheel."

The Library bookclub meets April 11 at 7PM to discuss Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter.  Join us for a lively discussion and some snacks, or stop by the blog next month for a synopsis.

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