The Resource Road ends : a novel, Mary Lawson

Road ends : a novel, Mary Lawson

Label
Road ends : a novel
Title
Road ends
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lawson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From "a talented writer whose lyrical, evocative writing invites comparisons to Rick Bass and Richard Ford" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) comes a deftly woven novel that examines the layered makeup of a family: the affections and resentments, obligations and sacrifices"--
  • "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"--
Summary
In this novel, which ranges from the Ontario silver rush of the early 1900s to swinging London in the 1960s, the author 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.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10272986
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, Mary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.L39
LC item number
R63 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family crises
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Road ends : a novel, Mary Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872561825
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812995732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872561825
Label
Road ends : a novel, Mary Lawson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872561825
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812995732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014005691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872561825

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