Soaring Through The Pages - North Delta Book Club

This months book is : Road Ends by Mary   Lawson..................................................He listened as their voices faded into the rumble of the falls. He was thinking about the lynx. The way it had looked at him, acknowledging his existence, then passing out of his life like smoke. . . It was the first thing—the only thing—that had managed, if only for a moment, to displace from his mind the image of the child. He had carried that image with him for a year now, and it had been a weight so great that sometimes he could hardly stand.

Mary Lawson’s beloved novels, Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge, have delighted legions of readers around the world. The fictional, northern Ontario town of Struan, buried in the winter snows, is the vivid backdrop to her breathtaking new novel. 


 Roads End brings us a family unravelling in the aftermath of tragedy: Edward Cartwright, struggling to escape the legacy of a violent past; Emily, his wife, cloistered in her room with yet another new baby, increasingly unaware of events outside the bedroom door; Tom, their eldest son, twenty-five years old but home again, unable to come to terms with the death of a friend; and capable, formidable Megan, the sole daughter in a household of eight sons, who for years held the family together but has finally broken free and gone to England, to try to make a life of her own. 

  Roads End is Mary Lawson at her best. In this masterful, enthralling, tender novel, which ranges from the Ontario silver rush of the early 1900s to swinging London in the 1960s, she 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

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  • Linda K.

    It was good to see all of you again. It's been awhile since I was able to attend. As always the discussion was interesting and lively. You're a great group of women!

    October 26

  • Shelley

    Thanks for welcoming me into the book club circle, and the interesting discussion. I appreciated hearing the different opinions of the book! I'm looking forward to Nov's meeting.

    1 · October 25

  • Michele C.

    J., I really liked your initial comment that the book was about healing. It put a new twist on the book for me. It didn't make me like the book any better, but it made me think about it all the way home. Our conversations always give me such a richer experience of the books. Thanks to you all.

    October 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great evening as usual.

    October 22

  • Carmen B.

    Hello girls..Our different views fuelled a great and flowing dialogue that could have continued for hours,..as always, I throughly enjoyed the meeting .. Thank you..!..see you next month..!

    October 22

  • Carmen B.

    Hello girls..Our different views fuelled a great and flowing dialogue that could have continued for hours,..as always, I throughly enjoyed the meeting .. Thank you..!..see you next month..!

    October 22

  • Margot

    Although I didn't like the book, I really enjoyed the discussion. There was lots to talk about!

    1 · October 22

  • Jo

    Appreciated everyone's insights on this book.

    October 21

  • Tammy R.

    My Mom in town and is planning to attend the meeting

    2 · October 20

  • Margot

    Sorry you won't be joining us Jo, Sue and Lalena. Tammy, I finally finished Cutting for Stone...I liked the part set in New York much better than the first two parts I rated.

    September 29

    • Tammy R.

      I thought NYC part was interesting too.

      September 29

  • Lalena

    I'm not going to come this month. I'm not up for a sad book, especially about family. ;) But also, I'm reading Vancouver by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths which is 1000 pages so I'll probably only be able to read that! See you next month! :)

    September 28

    • Tammy R.

      Looks like an interesting book....send me your review when your finished. I personally have never read a 1000 page book. I strange but interesting book base in Vancouver called Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor https://www.goodreads....­

      September 28

  • Sue S

    Sorry I will be out of town working in Edmonton, I will try and read the book and send in my comments.

    September 28

    • Tammy R.

      Enjoy Edmonton.... We would love to hear your review. Send me an email and I will share it with the group.

      September 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi:) My friend Nancy wants to come but she's away right now. Anyway to add her?

    September 27

    • Tammy R.

      Maureen you can change your rsvp to you plus one guest. Nancy needs to become a member for her to rsvp. FYI Tuesday meeting is full and we have a waiting list. Wed meeting in Oct still has space

      1 · September 27

  • Jill F.

    Oops. Just realized I am out of town that week. Have fun without me.

    September 26

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