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Road ends : a novel

Lawson, Mary 1946- (Author).

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Summary: "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"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 0812995732 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780812995732 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, 2014.
Subject: Family crises Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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  • 9 / 10 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library

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