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From the author of the international bestseller Crow Lake and the Booker-longlisted Richard and Judy pick The Other Side of the Bridge Twenty-one-year-old Megan Cartwright has never been outside the small town she was born in but one winter s day in 1966 she leaves everything behind and sets out for London. Ahead of her is a glittering new life, just waiting for her to claim it. But left behind, her family begins to unravel. Disturbing letters from home begin to arrive and torn between her independence and family ties, Megan must make an impossible choice.
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The new novel from Mary Lawson, set in the frozen north of Canada, and London in the 60s, about a family which is falling apart.

About the Author

Mary Lawson's first novel, Crow Lake, was admired by critics and adored by readers all over the world; translated into 23 languages and published in 25 countries, it was a New York Times bestseller and spent 75 weeks on the bestseller lists in her native Canada. She was born and brought up in a farming community in Ontario, a distant relative of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Lawson came to England in 1968, is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. Her acclaimed first novel was chosen by You magazine for its Reading Group and won the McKitterick Prize. Her second novel, The Other Side of the Bridge, was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and selected for the Richard & Judy book club. www.marylawson.ca

Reviews

"Tender and surprising... A vivid and evocative tale" * New York Times * "Subtle but gripping... Beautifully written, with the locations brilliantly evoked" -- Francesca Cookney * Sunday Mirror * "Road Ends is beautifully written, evocative and tender. It will haunt you long after you've finished it and leave you impatient for more" -- Richenda Miers * Country Life * "Austere, humane and accomplished, Road Ends depicts a wilderness of the heart through which some roads pass" -- Richard Greene * Literary Review * "Lawson grasps the anguished allure of family life played out against the vast, wintry backdrop of the Canadian landscape. Deftly she keeps our interest by dividing up the chapters between the characters to give shifting points of view on some universal themes" -- Rosanna Greenstreet * Richmond Magazine *

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