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Crow Lake

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    Unknowingly, I read the book twice. After I got a few pages in, I realized it, but my first reading was years ago and the book seemed so interesting that I continued on with it for the second time. I was not disappointed and you will not be either.

    It is a tender tale which begins with the memories of a seven year child after her family suffers a devastating loss and progresses over the next twenty years. We watch as problems, arise and are resolved, often with unintended consequences. It is a tale about overcoming disaster, about not letting anything stand in your way if you want it enough. Poverty, tragedy, loss, all of these, in and of themselves, are not deterrents to success but they often breed ignorance and in some instances even violence. Education is the key to moving forward but love, dedication and responsibility trump all else and provide the courage necessary to surmount all of the obstacles placed before them on life's journey.
    It is a book about the effect that just one decision, one mistake of judgment, can have on the rest of your life. It is about accepting what has been handed to you and finding peace within those boundaries. It is about discovering truths about yourself. It is about making lemonade when life hands you lemons. It is about rebuilding and repairing relationships and emotional wounds. It is simply, about life, warts and all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    A nice Autumn read!

    I look to many of BN reviews to discover new books, that is how I came to this one and it was such a treat. I had to reread many sentences because they sounded so lyrical and moving. The author was brillant in her writing style, can't wait for more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2006

    Couldn't put it down

    I too really enjoyed this book, was sad to see it end, and felt connected to the characters. The love and adoration Kate had for Matt was touching. I expected the family's 'crisis' to be more dramatic, there was tremendous build-up to how the Morrison's 'forever became connected to the Pye family.' Overall, however, I really enjoyed it. The author did a great job capturing the characters' personalities well, especially Bo who I found to be very funny. I couldn't put this book down and would recommend it to anyone who loves reading about the drama within a family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    Wonderful

    Beautifully written, kept my attention all the way through. Wonderful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2003

    Not bad

    Overall, Crow Lake was a pretty good book, though it was at times hard to like some of the characters (especially the sisters). I'm glad I read the book, but I don't think it's one that I'll ever pick up again. But then again, not every book can be as great as Holes and King Fortis the Brave.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2003

    Great Family Story

    Read this book in a couple days. Really enjoyed the characters and how everything comes together at the end. Have continued to recommend this book to friends that are also avid readers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2003

    I love this novel!

    I picked up Crow Lake late last night when I couldn't sleep. I thought it would help distract me from my troubles - it definitely did. I finished it this afternoon. Crow Lake is so engrossing that I couldn't put it down - I read it in under 24 hours. The sentences just flowed and the author completely enveloped me in the story. By the end I felt like I knew the characters so well, especially Kate and Matt. I highly recommend this book to others - I hope you have so free time because it will definitely grasp your full attention!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2002

    Excellent summer reading

    Lawson does an excellent job at developing the lead character in this story of childhood loss. The real tragedy is revealed toward the end of the book. A quick read that is hard to put down. Simple but has depth at the same time!

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