Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529113433 Category:

A Town Called Solace

Mary Lawson

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 17/03/2022 ISBN: 9781529113433 Category:
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‘I’ve been telling everyone I know about Mary Lawson . . . Each of her novels is just a marvel’ Anne Tyler

Clara’s rebellious older sister is missing. Grief-stricken and bewildered, she yearns to uncover the truth about what happened.

Liam, newly divorced and newly unemployed, moves into the house next door and within hours gets a visit from the police.

Elizabeth is thinking about a crime committed thirty years ago, one that had tragic consequences for two families. She desperately wants to make amends before she dies.

‘Will break your heart’ Graham Norton

‘Exquisitely poignant’ Liane Moriarty

Publisher Review

It's already one of my favourite books of the year * Rachel Joyce * She has the God-given ability to convey the complexities of human nature in everyday language... Like a magician, Lawson hides her technique, and makes it all seem as natural as breathing -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * A contemplative story about loss and regret, a slow burn of a read with a fire at its heart -- John Boyne * Irish Times * Lawson's writing is such that it appears effortless but, as all the strands come together to create a rich and satisfying tapestry, her genius for storytelling becomes apparent * Irish Independent * The doubts, difficulties and uncertainties of the human condition are carefully examined in a way that is both heartbreaking and joyful * Scotsman * Subtle and darkly funny, this tender novel unspools the interconnected lives of her beautifully drawn characters * Daily Express * An absorbing novel * Sunday Express * Lawson has carved out a world in Northern Ontario that's vividly, absorbingly real... Carries you along from midnight to dawn, oblivious of the time * Literary Review * A Town Called Solace keeps you breathless with anxiety, then relief and finally even joy -- Ferdinand Mount * Observer * Close to perfection * The Times *

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