Description : Crow Lake is that rare find, a first novel so quietly assured, so compelling, and with an emotional charge so perfectly controlled, that you sense at once that this is the real thing - a literary experience to relish, a book to lose yourself in, and a name to watch. Here is a gorgeous, slowburning story of families growing up and tearing each other apart in rural Northern Ontario, where tragedy and hardship are mirrored in the landscape. Centre stage are the Morrisons whose tragedy is insidious and divisive. Orphaned young, Kate Morrison was her older brother Matt's protegee, her curious 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 tragedy of her own emotional life. She thinks she's outgrown her family, who were once her entire world - but she can't seem to outgrow her childhood or lighten the weight of their mutual past.
Description : For decades, aliens have been secretly visiting Earth. Among these aliens, Earth has become a popular tourist destination. Their visits have not gone unnoticed; the CIA has been working to steal alien technology since the seventies. John Heyman is a CIA agent tasked with studying the aliens, and he tries to take their technology. His brother, Will, has a normal job at a golf course. X16b4p is an alien who wants to have an adventure on the primitive planet of Earth. When a flying saucer appears in Northern Minnesota, two estranged brothers must work together to save the world.
Description : For the farming Pye family of northern Ontario, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur offstage. In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking humor and consummate control.
Description : CROW'S LAKE is a follow-up to an earlier book titled, THE CROW'S NEST. Both are murder mysteries intertwined with a story about love and life.Bo Hasbrook has returned to his home town after 5 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Things have changed while he was away; his former boss is dead at the hands of a murderer who has yet to be caught and the ranch is now in the hands of the dead man's niece. As Bo puzzles over recent happenings he becomes friends with her and together they tend to the needs of the ranch, while working to clear Bo's name and bring the killer to justice. Working side by side day after day Bo falls for her and she for him. They begin to build a new life together and just as they think they have all the pieces fitting together perfectly a new mystery is unveiled.
Description : After his parents are killed, George, the Orphan Crow, starts a new life among the lively creatures of Blossom Valley and the enchanting butterflies that live there. But all is not as it seems... an evil ladybird, envious of the butterflies’ beauty lures them to a remote place with a wicked plan in mind. George becomes suspicious and flies out looking for them. But is he too late? Has the wicked ladybird already put her plan into action? This original, intriguing story is mainly told by the colourful characters that make up the community and will fascinate readers of all ages.
Description : Mary Lawson’s #1 internationally bestselling novels are stunning in their storytelling appeal, for their unforgettable characters who have become beloved to many thousands of readers, for their depth of feeling, and in their nuanced depiction of life in small-town rural Canada. Set in the rough-hewn heart of the Canadian Shield, Crow Lake brings us into the lives of a young family, orphaned and bound close by loss. Mary Lawson pays out their gripping, emotionally and morally subtle story with heartbreaking humour and consummate control, overturning one’s expectations to the end. In The Other Side of the Bridge, Lawson weaves a slow-burning tale of two brothers’ jealousy and rivalry, and also of the community they live in, decimated after World War II. Deeply engaging in its tenderness, this is a compellingly humane novel with a shocking climax.