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Crow Lake (Today Show Book Club #7) Paperback – January 13, 2003
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Mainly, this is the story of Kate and her love for her brother Matt. Matt has always been her role model, her idol and inspiration. It is he who first plants the idea of studying zoology in her head with his always entertaining trips to the nearby ponds on their land. Matt is the over-achieving academic of the family who hatches a secret plot with Kate. He will get his college degree and with the wonderful job he will land he can pay for her to attend college. When she graduates, the two of them will help send Bo and Luke.
Alas, the plan goes awry when a terrible tragedy at a neighbor's house spills over to the Morrisons and changes the course of all their lives. How Kate deals with this tragedy and its far-reaching effects on her will certainly give the reader a lot to consider about families and the place each child has in his or hers. This is a story of great love and great loss and the healing that takes many years to accomplish. It is a tale of resentment and jealousy played against the power of loyalty. It is an uplifting tale of succeeding against terrible odds and almost losing what is most important.
Lawson utilizes her writing talent to capture not only the plight of Morrison family but to surround them with an assortment of friends, family and neighbors equiped with noble hearts and curious idiosyncrasies.
I did have a problem with the "adult Kate" who came across as self-absorbed and unforgiving. It seems that for all her knowledge and formal education she has never been able to grow out of her adolescent mental image of Matt and as a result is left with unresolved feelings of guilt and a self imposed emotional isolation.
Crow Lake serves as a warning to us all of the potentially destructive nature of hero-worship and challenges us to examine our definition of success and how we measure it. 3 1/2 STARS
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In another reality, in a primeval remote and starkly beautiful setting, another time, and under the extreme emotional truncation forced by the loss of one's parents at too early an... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Starbright
It was over too soon! Caring about the lives of the people in a book makes an excellent read for me. When the book ended I wanted more to see what their futures held. Excellent!Published 26 days ago by Judy Hall
I really thought this would be a terrific read but it left me disappointed. Maybe because I just finished "The Things We Keep" by Sally Hepworth and that novel kept me... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Joann R. Greene
Great story, rich characters. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book!
Mary Lawson describes with such reality the thoughts and feelings of a child,Kate whose perceptions of a "family situation" shaped her emotional life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms. Linda B. Holmes
The start of a wonderful series of stand alone novels. Mary Lawson is one fantastic author!!!Published 4 months ago by Arleen Ableman